Apr 13, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) looks on from the dugout between inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.  Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Yoenis Cespedes’ return to the Mets could be accelerated if it’s determined he doesn’t need any rehab games.

Cespedes has been out with a hamstring injury and began a running program this week. Manager Terry Collins was optimistic about Cespedes’ return, saying the New York outfielder could return to the team next week.

In an article about the team published on Thursday, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo said Cespedes may not need any rehab games.

Cespedes last played on April 27, which would make it almost a month if he returns next week. Sometimes when a player has been out that long, the team elects to give them a rehab assignment to regain timing at the plate.

Cespedes was hot prior to his injury, as he hit six home runs and four doubles in 18 games.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

MLB to limit mound visits from players and coaches in 2018

Anthony Rizzo opens up about vigil speech: 'Hardest thing I ever had to do'

Silver: 2019 All-Star draft likely to be televised

Jeremy Lin defends JJ Redick over perceived racial slur

Shiffrin’s boyfriend sent home from Olympics after post-race remarks

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Joey Votto is sick of losing

Giannis vows to stay with Bucks

Peter King believes Kirk Cousins will end up with Broncos

Teddy Bridgewater calls 2017 ‘my favorite season by far’

Gus Kenworthy happy NBC televised him kissing boyfriend

New format leads to competitive NBA All-Star Game

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

Ten bold predictions for 2018 MLB season

Wil Myers has a tough adjustment ahead of him

10 NFL offseason moves that need to happen

Flyers reverse course behind a balanced attack

Champions League Round of 16 preview, predictions

Signing A.J. McCarron would be a typical Browns move

Big surprises, disappointments heading into NBA All-Star break

Mets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

The 'Hope springs eternal' quiz

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

The 'My Bronny valentine' quiz

Flyers reverse course behind a balanced attack

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker