Finally, there's some more info on Yoenis Cespedes' ankle injury.
When Cespedes' injury was first announced in May, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen described the cause as a "violent fall." That's not the complete story. The New York Post reported that the New York Mets, the MLB, the player's union, and Cespedes have agreed that his ankle injury was caused by an encounter with a wild boar.
As soon as the injury happened, Cespedes informed the team that he had hurt himself while trying to evade a boar on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida. In doing so, he reportedly fractured his ankle when he awkwardly stepped into a hole. He purportedly had multiple boar traps on his ranch because the creatures have been terrorizing his property.
If the union, league, and Mets came to the conclusion that Cespedes violated a portion of his contract, he could have forfeited nearly all of his guaranteed money. In 2016, Cespedes and the Mets agreed to a four-year, $110 million contract, the highest average annual value among free agents at that time. Since then, injuries—like the one he suffered on his ranch—have limited him to just playing 116 games. As a result, the outfielder entered contract renegotiation with the Mets.
Cespedes still gave up some money even though neither his heel surgeries nor the fall at his ranch violated his contract. The restructure will cost him at least $15.7 million and up to $30 million in total.