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Cesar Puello | Outfielder | #30

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
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Rays claimed OF Cesar Puello off waivers from the Angels.
It took Puello about a week to find a new home after being designated for assignment. It's hard to see where he fits in a Rays outfield that already includes Corey Dickerson, Kevin Kiermaier, Steven Souza and Peter Bourjos. Aug 19 - 8:24 PM

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Angels designated OF Cesar Peullo for assignment.

The Angels needed to clear a spot for Andrew Bailey, who is back from a four-month stint on the disabled list. Puello singled and stole two bases in his big league debut Wednesday against Baltimore. Perhaps Puello will stick around as minor league depth if he's able to clear waivers.
Aug 12 - 7:12 PM

Angels purchased the contract of OF Cesar Puello from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Puello, 26, has hit .327/.377/.526 with 13 homers and 18 steals at the Triple-A level this season. He's getting a start Wednesday but doesn't figure to ultimately play much.
Aug 9 - 2:38 PM

Angels signed OF Cesar Puello to a minor league contract.

Puello opted out of his minor league contract with the Rangers last week after hitting .247/.307/.420 with six home runs and five stolen bases in 43 games this season at Triple-A Round Rock. He'll provide minor league depth in the outfield.
Jun 4 - 8:22 AM

Rangers released OF Cesar Puello.

Puello had a June 1 opt-out in his minor league contract with Texas and he has exercised it. The 26-year-old outfielder was batting .247/.307/.420 with six home runs and five stolen bases in 43 games this season at Triple-A Round Rock.
Jun 1 - 3:57 PM

Cesar Puello went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League game against the Indians.

After Indians starter Mike Clevinger walked the first two batters of the second inning, Puello made him pay, crunching a three-run shot. That homer was his second this spring. The Rangers inked him to a minor league deal at the beginning of December. He spent the 2016 campaign plying his trade at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees' system, where he batted .283/.413/.404 in 289 plate appearances. The 25-year-old outfielder will likely open the coming season in the minors.
Mar 18 - 5:58 PM

Rangers signed OF Cesar Puello to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Puello posted a cool .413 on-base percentage in 78 games this past season with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, though it came with only five home runs in 289 plate appearances. The 25-year-old outfielder has never appeared in a game at the major league level and seems doubtful to crack the Opening Day roster with Texas.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Yankees signed OF Cesar Puello to a minor league contract.

Puello was released by the Mets back in August. The 24-year-old was once an interesting prospect, but his production has faded since Biogenesis suspension and he missed almost all of the 2015 season with a stress fracture in his back.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 01:32:00 PM

Mets released OF Cesar Puello.

Puello has been out for practically the entire 2015 season with a stress fracture in his back. The Dominican outfielder was considered a pretty good prospect at one point, but he's now 24 years old. There should be interest out there from other organizations.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Mets transferred OF Cesar Puello from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Johnny Monell. Puello remains sidelined with a stress fracture in his back.
Wed, May 6, 2015 08:36:00 AM

Mets placed OF Cesar Puello on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his back.

Puello had been outrighted off the 40-man roster, but that move has been rescinded due to the injury. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 05:06:00 PM

Mets sent OF Cesar Puello outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 24-year-old outfielder passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational depth for the Mets. He batted .250/.357/.250 with one RBI and nine strikeouts in 36 Grapefruit League at-bats.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 07:11:00 PM

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have placed Cesar Puello on outright waivers.

Puello wasn't going to make the Mets' Opening Day roster and he is out of minor league options, so the move is not surprising. The 24-year-old outfielder batted just .252/.355/.393 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 105 games last season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Mets prospect OF Cesar Puello went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs Sunday for Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old also struck out twice in the game. Puello had been out of action with an injury since June 23, but he was batting just .137/.313/.255 in 20 games on the month before that. Overall, he's batted .233/.333/.358 with 14 extra-base hits (four homers), nine steals and a 39-18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 64 games this season. Puello enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2013 at Double-A Binghamton, setting new career-highs with a .326 average, .950 OPS, 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 91 games. However, his season concluded with a 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, which makes it's hard to say how much of his performance was aided.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello is hitting .261/.306/.304 through 14 games for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Puello was hitting .326/.403/.547 with 21 doubles and 16 homers in 91 games last year at Double-A Binghamton when his season ended due to a PED suspension, so his poor slash line in a great ballpark for hitters (Las Vegas) is troubling. He only has two extra-base hits, both doubles. The extended layoff could be causing his slow return to form.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
3Curt Casali
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Brad Miller
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
3Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Cesar Puello
DH1Lucas Duda
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jacob Faria
5Blake Snell
6Austin Pruitt
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Dan Jennings
4Xavier Cedeno
5Tommy Hunter
6Steve Cishek
7Kevin Gadea
8Sergio Romo
9Matt Andriese
10Shawn Tolleson
11Jose Alvarado
12Ryne Stanek
13Chaz Roe
14Chih-Wei Hu