Yoenis Cespedes neglects to use his hands, blocks base hit with his chest

BY Cameron DaSilva • May 19, 2016

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has had many defensive adventures in the field. He has a rocket arm, which is well known. But he doesn't always make the simple plays. Like when he refused to pick up a ball that was in plain view, leading to an inside-the-park home run in spring training.

That was a bad play, but this was just strange. Rather than fielding a base hit by Gio Gonzalez with his glove, Cespedes elected to block it with his chest, as if he was playing soccer.

Someone needs to remind him that you can use your hands in baseball. It's actually encouraged.

No one needs to remind him that home runs are good, though. He belted one 413 feet shortly thereafter. Just your average inning for Cespedes.



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