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Cespedes homers in return to Mets, could be moved to first

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespedes homered in his return to the New York Mets, who said he could be shifted to first base later this season.

Cespedes had been out two months with a strained right hip flexor. He flied out in the first inning against the Yankees, then hit a drive down the left-field line against Domingo German with a 3-0 count leading off the third. Cespedes didn't run at first, apparently thinking it would be an out or a foul ball, but the ball glance off the foul side of the foul pole for his ninth home run.

Cespedes has appeared in just 118 of the Mets' 256 games since he signed a $110 million, four-year contract, primarily because of lower-body ailments. The 32-year-old was the designated hitter in the series opener, likely will DH on Saturday and could return to the outfield on Sunday.

AVG: A. Cabrera.281
HR: A. Cabrera17
RBI: A. Cabrera52
SB: B. Nimmo7
W: R. Gsellman6
ERA: J. deGrom1.68
Saves: J. Familia17
K: J. deGrom149
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .228 (29)
Runs: 363 (28)
Hits: 715 (30)
Home Runs: 97 (23)
Stolen Bases: 35 (24)
OBP: .307 (25)
SLG: .378 (27)
Total Bases: 1187 (30)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.29 (18)
Runs Allowed: 431 (18)
Saves: 23 (21)
Strikeouts: 837 (13)
OpBA: .253 (18)
OBP: .324 (20)
SLG: .415 (18)
Run Support: 3.85 (26)
Date Player Transactions
7/20 Y. Céspedes Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/20 Y. Céspedes Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained right hip)
7/20 C. Oswalt Sent to Minors
7/20 D. Smith Sent to Minors
7/20 D. Smith Called Up from Minors
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Date Player Status
7/9 T. Frazier Left rib cage strain (on 10-day DL)
6/22 J. Vargas Strained calf (on 10-day DL)
6/18 J. Bruce Sore right hip (on 10-day DL)
6/7 J. Familia off 10-day DL
6/3 D. Mesoraco Left hamstring tightness (day-to-day)
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