Safety despatched by staff administration to the Mets’ resort discovered no hint of Céspedes or his belongings, and the staff remained unaware of the 34-year-old’s choice to not play the remainder of the season till late within the sport towards the Atlanta Braves.
The Mets had earlier launched an announcement saying Céspedes made no rationalization for his absence forward of the sport and that makes an attempt to contact him had been unsuccessful.
“After we confirmed as much as the ballpark this morning, he was not right here, he was not on web site, we weren’t conscious of why,” Van Wagenen informed reporters.
“We have been capable of ship a safety staff to the resort, after which finally discovered later that he was wholesome, he was not in any hazard after which finally he has made the choice to decide out of the season.
“We assist each gamers’ proper to make such a choice. It is a difficult time for everybody and so we are going to assist him in that call.
“It was stunning, with out query, and on the similar level we’ve to go ahead and we’ve to not enable something to maintain us from going ahead and making an attempt to win each sport and never have distractions from it.”
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The Mets misplaced 4-Zero to the Braves in Sunday’s sport at Truist Park, the staff’s seventh loss in 10 video games because the delayed begin to the MLB season in July.
In opting out of the season, Céspedes will forgo the cash owed to him over the ultimate months of a four-year, $110-million contract, in response to MLB.
Supervisor Luis Rojas additionally spoke after the sport of the confusion surrounding Céspedes’ disappearance.
“I textual content him, I name him, I get no response, and as we’re going into the sport I am involved of the place he’s,” Rojas informed reporters.
“Clearly all through the sport, did not be taught something till after the sport after I simply came upon the information that he opted out due to the Covid associated causes.”