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Better By Saturday: End Slices With the Baseball Drill
By Jessica Marksbury
Saturday, April 21, 2018

The benefits of golf are many, but can playing the game actually help a professional athlete work through a slump? 

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes certainly hopes so. 

According to an article posted by ESPN, Cespedes is batting .208 thus far this season. 

"One of the things that I did before, years ago, when I was in a slump, was playing golf and trying to get out of my slump," Cespedes told reporters through an interpreter on Friday.

Yoenis Cespedes swings and misses during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Paul Bereswill/Getty

Cespedes reportedly agreed to curb his golf habit in 2016 after he sustained an injury soon after playing 18 holes.

"I said this season I wouldn't go to play golf. But unfortunately, it's not going too well so far. I’m opening my shoulder wide open," he said of his baseball swing. "When I was playing golf, I had to keep my hands inside. It helped me a lot."

Here's hoping you get back out on the course soon, Yoenis!

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