New York Mets Player News: All Positions

News: Manager Luis Rojas said Friday that Cespedes (ankle) reached sprint speed during his workouts in quarantine, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Impact: GM Brodie Van Wagenen said early in the week he was "optimistic" about Cespedes being ready for Opening Day in late July, but few specifics were provided at the time. The 34-year-old has yet to arrive to the team facility, so Rojas said they'll have to wait to see him in person before potentially clearing him for full-speed baserunning. Cespedes had been taking live batting practice and shagging fly balls prior to the shutdown in March, but he had yet to begin running the bases. He's appeared in only 38 games since the start of 2018 due to an ankle fracture and heel surgeries, so once healthy he figures to be a major beneficiary of the universal designated hitter for the shortened season.
News: Smith is a member of the Mets' 60-player roster pool and could be ready for the start of the season, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The 26-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2019 but appears to be in the final stages of his recovery, as he's been throwing off a mound since March. Smith had a solid rookie showing in 2018 with a 3.54 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB over 28 innings, so he could be a factor in the Mets' bullpen once fully healthy.
News: Ramos (shoulder) posted a video Tuesday on his personal Twitter account that features him pitching in a simulated game.
Impact: Since undergoing surgery in June 2018 to repair a torn labrum, Ramos has been conducting his lengthy rehab under the supervision of Cressey Sports Performance in Florida. Based on the data provided by Cressey in Ramos' video, he seems have made a full recovery from surgery, as he tossed a pair of fastballs that sat in the 93-to-95 mile-per-hour range and generated a fair amount of spin on his secondary offerings. At this point, there have been few rumblings about Ramos signing with a team, and with teams having set their 60-man roster pools heading into summer camp, the 33-year-old may struggle to find work at the MLB level in 2020. A one-time All-Star, Ramos owns a career 3.07 ERA and has notched 99 saves in 366 big-league innings.