Mets' Cespedes: Round at Medinah didn't cause injury

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The New York Mets won Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Wednesday, punching their ticket to the World Series for the first time since 2000.

Typically not news for a golf website, except for the fact that one of the team's best players, Yoenis Cespedes, left the game in the second inning with a shoulder injury. Oh, and the outfielder spent his morning playing golf at Medinah Country Club.

In the hours leading up to the series clincher in Chicago, Cespedes was spotted teeing it up at the site of five major championships and the 2012 Ryder Cup:

While the timing of the golf and subsequent injury seem suspect, Cespedes used a translator after the game to insist that the two are not related.

"No, it didn't affect me at all. It's been part of my routine," Cespedes said. "I played all year long and I played all last year. It actually helps me with my swing."

Cespedes will now head back to New York alongside his victorious teammates, with the World Series set to start Tuesday in either Kansas City or Toronto. While Cespedes likely won't take in many rounds at Bethpage or Winged Foot in the interim, he expects to be ready to go for Game 1.

"I'll be ready by Sunday," he said. "If not, I'll chop it off and put a new one on."