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NEW YORK -- New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson called it bad optics that Yoenis Cespedes played a round of golf hours before landing on the disabled list with a lingering right quadriceps injury. Womens Neymar Jersey .On Thursday, Alderson added that he has come to a mutual agreement with Cespedes representatives that the outfielder will refrain from golfing, at least for the time period when it could be viewed negatively by the public.Ive had conversations with his people, but not directly with Yoenis, Alderson said. But that message will get to him, at least circuitously, and probably directly.... I think everybody is taking it seriously. I think Yoenis takes it seriously. But Yoenis has his own personal life that sometimes is larger than life. Weve seen that from the beginning of spring training.Cespedes injured the quadriceps on July 8, and he has been in and out of the lineup for the past month. He finally landed on the DL after a 9-5 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday, when manager Terry Collins spotted Cespedes grimacing on a swing during his final at-bat. The outfielder said he could not continue.Alderson did not have an estimate for the length of Cespedes absence, but the GM hoped it would be limited to two weeks. Alderson said an MRI taken of Cespedes quadriceps Thursday showed no worsening of the injury from when it was originally diagnosed.In retrospect, Alderson acknowledged the Mets should have placed Cespedes on the DL when the injury originally occurred. Cespedes skipped the All-Star Game and appeared in only 14 games since originally straining the muscle. He hit .227 with one homer and seven RBIs in 44 at-bats during that stretch.It has been a trying month or so with Yoenis and the injury, Alderson said. And, in retrospect, its probable that we should have just put him on the DL at the beginning of this episode, which is generally true with most injuries, unfortunately. ... On the other hand, he wanted to try to play through it. We certainly had every interest in seeing him do that.Alderson said team doctors cannot confirm that golf made the injury worse, but the GM acknowledged it comes off looking poor. At least one Mets employee was disappointed that former major leaguer Kevin Millar tweeted a photo of his round of golf on Wednesday with Cespedes, which put it on the medias radar.In reality, Cespedes may have played golf 10 times in the past couple of weeks, a team official said.The golf is bad optics, Alderson said. Lets just start there. Our doctors have told us that probably had no impact on the injury -- positive or negative. But lets face it: You play golf during the day and then go out injured in the evening, its a bad visual. I think he recognizes that at this point. So well go from there.Cespedes landing on the DL is a serious blow to the Mets, who entered Thursday a season-high 8? games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. Jay Bruce just made his Mets debut on Tuesday after being acquired from the Cincinnati Reds. Cespedes and Bruce appeared in the starting lineup only once together before Cespedes required the DL trip.With Brandon Nimmo promoted to replace Cespedes, the Mets now have five lefty-hitting outfielders, which Alderson acknowledged is not ideal. In addition to Cespedes, righty-hitting outfielders Juan Lagares (thumb surgery) and Justin Ruggiano (hamstring strain) are on the DL.The Mets considered calling up T.J. Rivera, but he is primarily an infielder, so team officials passed. Mets brass also was concerned about Travis Taijerons high strikeout rate with Triple-A Las Vegas (131 Ks in 364 at-bats).Were going to have to grin and bear it for the moment, Alderson said. We are a little heavily populated with left-handed hitters. Neymar Jersey Brazil . Brandon Morrow allowed five runs on six hits over three innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit a batter. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-out, bases loaded two-RBI double in the third inning. Neymar Jersey . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. http://www.neymarjersey.com/ . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep.Thierry Henry declared the race to finish in the Premier League top four very much alive after Arsenal dropped points against Sunderland on Sunday. The Gunners were held to a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light as they missed the chance to reclaim third place from Manchester City, who beat Stoke on Saturday. Arsenal are now just five points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United having played a game more than Louis van Gaals side. Jack Wilshere came off the bench for Arsenal in the Premier League for the first time this season Olivier Giroud started for Arsene Wengers side but his failure to find the net extended his league drought to 14 matches, the longest of his Arsenal career.And Henry believes another disappointing attacking display from the Gunners cost them against their relegation-threatened opponents.It is very much alive [the race for the top four], Henry told Sky Sports from the Super Sunday studio.They [Arsenal] didnt do enough offensively to win the match and you cant say they deserved to win the game. Jermain Defoe had a penalty shout turned down after the ball appeared to strike Per Mertesackers arm They will take two good points from it - Jack Wilshere came on and didnt get injured. He can look forward to whats coming next and maybe Euro 20116. Youth Neymar Jersey. nd they didnt concede a goal, which is also a good point, but it wasnt enough to win the game, especially against a team that wants to stay in the Premier League.Id like to think Arsenal will be in there and itll be between Man City and Man Utd for the final spot but now there is a real battle to be in the top four.I personally think they are going to be in the top four but if they arent I dont know whats going to happen because people expect them to be in the top four. If theyre not, then something will need to be done for next season and big stuff. It wasnt enough to win the game, especially against a team that wants to stay in the Premier League. Now there is a real battle to be in the top four. Thierry Henry on Super Sunday Arsenals final three games see them welcome already relegated Aston Villa and struggling Norwich City to the Emirates, with a visit to Man City sandwiched between.And Jamie Redknapp believes their home matches should keep them in the top four by the seasons end. I think the two home games are too good for Arsenal, Redknapp added. Norwich at home and Aston Villa on the last day of the season are two great home games.I think the difficult one will be Man City away, but again, we are just talking about Arsenal getting into the top four, and they should be doing a lot more.You could see how flat they were today at times, and its not good enough. Also See: Arsenal held by Sunderland Race for the top four Wilshere makes Arsenal return Henrys Arsenal assessment Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '