New York Mets Michael Conforto, left, watches as Yoenis Cespedes takes batting practice in the cage before an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York.
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Yoenis Cspedes expects to be the designated hitter for the New York Mets on Friday when they open the season against the Atlanta Braves.
Cspedes said hes feeling good and is confident that hell also play left field at some point this season.
I think whether its a good day or a bad day, my mentality has always been strong.
Tanaka is to throw batting practice again on Sunday, likely 35-40 pitches.