ATLANTA -- New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes said he should have no lingering issue after twisting his left ankle while stepping on first base as he was picked off in the seventh inning Friday.
Cespedes added that he never considered leaving the 8-6 win against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
Cespedes did the same thing to his left ankle on May 10 at Dodger Stadium while stepping on first base on a pickoff throw. He remained in that game as well and did not miss any subsequent time.
"It bothered me a little once I twisted it at first base, but I'm OK," Cespedes said through an interpreter late Friday. "It's the same foot that I twisted when we played against the Dodgers, but here it was a little lighter."
Cespedes added that he had no concerns the ankle would swell overnight.
He went 1-for-5 and lost a fly ball in center field in his return after a one-game absence. Cespedes had received a cortisone injection Wednesday for a sprained left wrist. He said the wrist felt "good" Friday.