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Friday, December 13, 2019

Mets, Yoenis Cespedes reach agreement to restructure contract, lower 2020 salary

According to reports, Céspedes and the Mets agreed on an amended contract. He remains with the team, but the sides agreed to lower his salary from the original $29.5 million. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported the Mets will save “well over $10 million” with this settlement.

This was the product of a grievance settlement, per reports, that was approved by Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. The situation causing it all: In May, Céspedes — already rehabbing from surgery on both heels — broke his ankle during an accident on his ranch.

“We haven’t even thought about implications to the contract,” GM Brodie Van Wagenen said during the press conference in which he announced Céspedes broke his ankle. “Our focus now is on the player’s health, and we’re trying to get the right answers to what procedures need to be done, if any, and what the prognosis is that will be coming out of this.”

I wonder if Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is related to the agent that negotiated Cespedes’ original contract, a guy by the name of Brodie Van Wagenen.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 13, 2019 at 08:46 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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