The Mets have reached an agreement with Yoenis Cespedes to amend his contract and salary for the 2020 season, reports SNY’s Andy Martino, who added that Cespedes is still under contract.
He could go from $29.5 million in 2020 to less than $10 million, according to The Post’s Joel Sherman, though he could make as much as $20 million if you include potential bonuses.
The Mets and Cespedes were moving closer to a hearing related to his ranch injury and a potential contract violation, according to Martino, who noted that the settlement enables Cespedes to stay with the team while the Mets pay him a lot less.
Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have agreed on an amended contract, a source tells ESPN. While he remains with the team, the settlement significantly lower his salary from the planned $29.5 million.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 13, 2019