Cespedes to honor deal with Mets despite opt-out clause

BY foxsports • August 24, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) Yoenis Cespedes says he has no plans to exercise an opt-out clause in his contract with the New York Mets.

The outfielder from Cuba is in the first year of a three-year, $75 million deal that has an escape clause after the first season. He said through an interpreter before Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals that he intended to honor the deal.

Cespedes added that he would like to finish his career with the Mets if possible.

He said he hasn't discussed the matter with his agents and added that if anything happened, it would be after the season.