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Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes waiting to return to lineup

The Mets outfielder says he’s ready to go, but the Mets are being cautious.

Kansas City Royals v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

We’re all anxious to see Yoenis Cespedes back on the field, but medical science has yet to catch up with “fan excitement.” So in the mean time, we must wait.

Cespedes finally succumbed to left wrist issues on Wednesday in New York’s game against the Royals, when he left in the sixth inning with a sprain. Trainers followed typical protocol for that situation and shot him up with cortisone before putting him on a plane to Georgia. He will avoid the disabled list, which should be joyous news for the injury-riddled Mets.

Having been bugged for a week by the injury, it did not take long for Cespedes to say he was ready to play again on Thursday, but Terry Collins wasn’t having it. Despite wanting to be in the Mets’ lineup for another game against the Braves, who have inexplicably dominated the defending NL champs of late, the Mets manager kept Cespedes on the bench.

While Cespedes may have added something to the Mets’ 4-3 loss in Atlanta (He is just starting to get all “Cespedes” on everybody, hitting .383 in his last 47 AB), he will have to wait to seek his revenge until Friday night.