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Yoenis Cespedes of New York Mets leaves game with sore hip after sliding catch

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New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Saturday’s 9-3 win over the Colorado Rockies with a sore hip, and manager Terry Collins said afterward that Cespedes is unlikely to play Sunday.

Cespedes landed hard on his right knee and dislodged a huge divot in left field while trying to make a sliding catch in the sixth inning.

Collins and the team trainer came out to check on Cespedes, before deciding to pull him from the game.

“I doubt he’s going to be in there tomorrow, just as a precaution,” Collins said afterward.

Speaking through a translator, Cespedes said he has “a little”‘ discomfort, but that the doctor told him “there’s nothing serious going on.”

“I think I could have definitely kept on playing,” he said. “It’s just because of the score of the game we just decided to play it safe.”

Cespedes returned from the disabled list June 10 after missed six weeks with a strained left hamstring.

He is hitting .281 with nine home runs and 20 RBIs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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