NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Friday, October 23, 2015, 3:19 PM
Yoenis Cespedes, whose bat came alive in Game 3, was forced to exit Game 4 of the NLDS with a sore shoulder.
Yoenis Cespedes was among several Mets regulars not in attendance at Friday’s voluntary workout at Citi Field.
The slugger, who left the Mets’ Game 4 win over the Cubs on Wednesday in Chicago in the second inning with a sore left shoulder, received a cortisone shot and is expected to be ready when the World Series opens on Tuesday in either Kansas City or Toronto.
“He’s fine. He’s going to be fine,” Terry Collins said. “They asked him (Thursday) to not swing today, so I didn’t want him out here.”
Cespedes had played a round of golf at a Chicago-area country club before Wednesday’s clincher, but Collins reiterated that is not how the Cuban outfielder was injured.
Terry Collins says Yoenis Cespedes ‘is going to be fine’ during Friday’s voluntary workout at Citi Field as the Mets start prepping for Tuesday’s start of the World Series.
“He worked out like everybody does. He didn’t tell me and I didn’t ask,” Collins said. “The cause does not mean anything, when there’s an injury. What caused the injury? Who cares? He’s hurt. So I didn’t ask. I said he’s hurt, get him out.’
“I know you got to have a story about how he did it. He didn’t do it playing golf. He didn’t have a bad sand shot or get stuck in the side of a bunker. It didn’t hurt him. He plays golf every day, almost. He’s the same guy… He either did it on a swing, or on a checked swing or something else. Either way, he did it.”
NLCS MVP Daniel Murphy, team captain David Wright and star hurler Matt Harvey also were among the prominent Mets to not participate in Friday’s workout. Collins said he told most of his regulars to take the day off, adding “we will get after it (in workouts) Saturday and Sunday.”