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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have spoken to the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.
Morosi cautions that there is only minimal interest from the Mets at this time. With the team reportedly closing in on a deal for an outfielder, there should be a resolution soon. Jul 29 - 7:27 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Tigers were felled by the Rays on Tuesday.

Cespedes hit a solo home run off of Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning to create a 1-1 tie. He's gone deep in back-to-back games and seven times in 19 games since July 6, giving him 17 on the year with 58 RBI and a .289/.321/.500. The Tigers are four games under .500 with less than three days remaining until the trade deadline. Cespedes remains a candidate to be moved in a trade.
Jul 28 - 10:55 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a solo home run, accounting for all of the Tigers' offense in Monday's loss to the Rays.

Cespedes got the Tigers on the board with a solo home run off of Nate Karns in the seventh inning to make it 3-1, then added an RBI single in the eighth. The Tigers weren't doing much else offensively. Cespedes has put together a fine season, batting .287/.319/.492 with 16 home runs and 57 RBI. He could be wearing a new uniform by Saturday.
Jul 27 - 10:48 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 with a double in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Mariners.

The double was Cespedes' 28th of the year. He's turned in a nice season to this point, hitting .291/.322/.488 with 14 homers and 54 RBI, and has been mentioned as a potential trade chip along with All-Star teammate David Price.
Jul 23 - 5:56 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Tigers lost on Tuesday to the Mariners.

Cespedes started a four-run fifth inning with a game-tying two-run home run off of Taijuan Walker. The outfielder could be made available in a trade if the Tigers can't right their ship quickly. He's hitting .289/.315/.488 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI.
Jul 21 - 11:13 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Mariners.

Cespedes made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Orioles with some tightness in his quad. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. Cespedes finished 2-for-4 in that game and is batting .292/.317/.487 this year. He'll start in left field and hit third Monday versus Mariners left-hander J.A. Happ.
Jul 20 - 3:35 PM

Yoenis Cespedes clobbered a three-run homer in the fourth inning on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Tigers to overcome the Twins.

Cespedes also tallied a pair of singles in the ballgame, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. While he didn't win the final vote for the American League, he has certainly had a first half that has been All-Star worthy, slashing .298/.324/.501 with 13 long balls and 50 RBI.
Jul 10 - 11:37 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit a home run, his only success in five at-bats during Tuesday's 11-inning loss against the Mariners.

Cespedes tied the game at six apiece in the eighth inning with a solo home run off of Fernando Rodney. The outfielder, one of five American League players on the Final Vote list for the 2015 All-Star Game, has homered in consecutive games and now has 12 on the year along with 46 RBI and a .292/.320/.492 triple-slash line.
Jul 8 - 2:03 AM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 with a solo home run as the Tigers topped the Mariners on Monday.

Cespedes drilled a solo home run to left-center off of Hisashi Iwakuma in what turned out to be a five-run sixth inning. The outfielder was unveiled as a finalist on the American League side of the Final Vote for the All-Star Game. He's batting .294/.322/.488 with 11 home runs and 45 RBI.
Jul 7 - 1:38 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is batting second for the Tigers on Friday.

The Tigers finally moved Anthony Gose down in the order (to eighth) while moving up Ian Kinsler to the leadoff spot and Cespedes to the No. 2 hole. It's a nice little boost for Cespedes' fantasy value, as he has hit either fifth or sixth for most of the season.
Jul 3 - 3:50 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, and three RBI to help the Tigers take down the Indians on Monday.

Cespedes got the Tigers on the board in the first with an RBI ground rule double. He clubbed a solo home run in the third, and added a sacrifice fly to cap off a four-run fourth inning. Cespedes is currently putting up his best numbers since his rookie season, batting .308/.340/.508 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI to date.
Jun 22 - 11:01 PM

Yoenis Cespedes homered Wednesday off Jake Arrieta to plate all three of Detroit's runs against the Cubs.

He also walked once. The Tigers need to leave Cespedes in the cleanup spot after Victor Martinez returns, at least initially. He's hit .327 with four homers in 14 games there.
Jun 10 - 10:40 PM

Yoenis Cespedes continued to feast on Jose Quintana in Friday's loss to the White Sox, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

Both of his hits came against the White Sox left-hander. Cespedes is now 8-for-12 with four homers, two doubles and nine RBI against Quintana, something DFS players may want to file away for the next time these two square off.
Jun 6 - 8:25 AM

Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Thursday's game against the A's with flu-like symptoms.

Daniel Fields replaced him in left field and in the cleanup spot. Cespedes struck out in his only at-bat. It's not clear if he'll be able to play Friday night in the Tigers' series opener against the White Sox.
Jun 4 - 1:52 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts as the Tigers fell to the Angels once again on Sunday night.

The team's offensive woes continued in this one, with Cespedes being one of the primary culprits. Without a healthy Victor Martinez in the middle of the lineup, the Tigers just haven't been able to put runs on the board, scoring a total of 14 runs over their last seven games.
May 31 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Shane Greene
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Alex Wilson
6Ian Krol
7Neftali Feliz
8Buck Farmer
9Joe Nathan