One down, one to go: Mets' Yoenis Cespedes to get 2nd heel surgery Oct. 23; unsure of 2019 workload

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes said Sunday he is scheduled for his second heel surgery on Oct. 23, but can't predict how much he'll be able to play next season.

"I think it's unpredictable given what will happen and I can't say I will play X, Y, Z amount of games," Cespedes said through an interpreter.

Cespedes underwent surgery on his right heel on Aug. 2. The procedure was to remove bone calcification in the heel. The surgery on Oct. 23 will be on his left heel.

"I feel very good. Even better than I was expecting," he said Sunday regarding his first surgery.

Cespedes, 32, was limited to 38 games this season. He hit .262 with nine home runs and 29 RBIs.

He is signed through the 2020 season and is scheduled to make $29.5 million in both 2019 and '20.