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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder | #52

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 and buried the Nationals with a grand slam in Wednesday's 11-5 victory.
He got two hits and scored twice in the same inning as the Mets put nine runs on the board in the eighth frame. Cespedes' grand slam off reliever A.J. Cole capped off the inning and put the game out of reach. The Mets have one of the best records in baseball even though Cespedes hasn't hit much prior to today. He has a .217 batting average and a .280 on-base percentage. He has found a way to be useful though by generating 17 RBI already. Apr 18 - 10:59 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes has returned to the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway decided to give Cespedes the day off on Monday because he noticed something with his timing at the plate. We'll see if it pays off. He'll bat second against southpaw Gio Gonzalez in his return.
Apr 17 - 3:40 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is absent from Monday's lineup against the Nationals.

Jay Bruce is also out, as Mets manager Mickey Callaway is giving some of his regulars a breather. Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo will start in the outfield.

Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Cespedes notched an RBI single off Chase Anderson in the sixth inning, the only run-scoring action the Mets managed in the game. The veteran slugger has struggled to square the ball up at times in the early going and is slashing .208/.288/.396 with three homers and 12 RBI over the course of 53 at-bats. While his counting stats are fine, he has not cracked a home run in over a week.
Apr 14 - 10:52 PM

Yoenis Cespedes delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning on Sunday, propelling the Mets to a 6-5 victory over the Nationals.

With the victory, the upstart Mets are now 7-1 on the young season and atop the National League East. Cespedes had been 0-for-5 with three strikeouts, but was able to come through when it was really needed, driving home Juan Lagares with the go-ahead knock in the 12th. He's now hitting .212/.316/.485 with three homers and eight RBI in his first eight contests.
Apr 9 - 12:22 AM

Yoenis Cespedes slugged his third home run of the season Thursday in the Nationals' defeat of the Mets.

It was a fourth-inning solo blast off Stephen Strasburg. Cespedes also drew a walk in the game, finishing 1-for-4 with two runs scored. He's slashing .273/.407/.682 with seven RBI and six runs scored through six games this season for the Mets, who stand 5-1.
Apr 5 - 4:16 PM

Yoenis Cespedes clubbed his second long ball of the year Wednesday in the Mets’ win over the Phillies.

Cespedes gave New York an early lead by cranking a two-run blast off Aaron Nola in the first inning. He was quiet the rest of the afternoon, going hitless in three at-bats with a pair of strikeouts. The Mets have won four of five to start the year and Cespedes has done his part by hitting .278 with six RBI.
Apr 4 - 6:50 PM

Yoenis Cespedes clobbered his first home run of the 2018 season in Saturday's victory over the Cardinals.

Cespedes belted his solo shot off of Cardinals' starter Michael Wacha in the fifth inning, increasing the Mets' lead to 4-1 at the time. He finished the afternoon 1-for-2 plus a pair of walks and also scored two runs.
Mar 31 - 4:33 PM

Yoenis Cespedes knocked in three runs as the Mets topped the Cardinals 9-4 on Opening Day.

It’s victory No.1 for new Mets manager Mickey Callaway. Cespedes chipped in with a two-run single in the second inning before plating another run with a single in the fifth. And just a bonus, both hits were with two outs. The 32-year-old was limited to just 81 games last season due to leg issues, but he’s capable of big things if he can just stay healthy. He put up an .892 OPS with 17 homers in half a season in 2017.
Mar 29 - 4:35 PM

Yoenis Cespedes clubbed his sixth home run of the spring Sunday in the Mets' 4-3 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins.

It was a fifth-inning solo job off Marlins right-hander Tyler Cloyd. Cespedes battled wrist and shoulder issues this spring, but the 32-year-old looks fully ready for the beginning of the 2018 regular season. He's sporting a .324 batting average and 1.250 OPS in 34 Grapefruit League at-bats.
Mar 25 - 3:40 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) said he felt great after returning to Grapefruit League action on Monday.

Cespedes went 1-for-3 with a single in his first game since receiving a cortisone injection last week for a sore right wrist. He should be close to 100 percent for the beginning of the 2018 regular season. Cespedes, 32, hit .292/.352/.540 with 17 home runs and 42 RBI in 81 games last year while battling multiple leg injuries.
Mar 19 - 3:15 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) will return to Grapefruit League action on Monday.

Cespedes took a few at-bats in a minor league game on Saturday without any issues. He'll get an extra day of rest on Sunday as a precautionary measure, but has been cleared to return. The 32-year-old outfielder has battled a wide array of injuries the past few years, but he should be healthy and ready to go for Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 1:30 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is scheduled to take at-bats in a minor league game on Saturday.

If all goes well, he could be cleared to return to Grapefruit League action on Sunday. Cespedes has been limited to just 24 plate appearances this spring, slashing .261/.292/.652 with three homers and five RBI.
Mar 17 - 9:21 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) told reporters he expects to play either Sunday or Monday in the Grapefruit League.

Cespedes is out of the lineup on Friday and didn't travel to Sarasota. X-Rays were negative on the 32-year-old outfielder's wrist, so this is about keeping Cespedes healthy as we get closer to the regular season. He'll hit in the middle of the New York lineup, and 30-plus homers and 100-plus RBIs are realistic possibilities for the outfielder.
Mar 16 - 12:19 PM

Yoenis Cespedes got a cortisone injection for his sore right wrist.

Cespedes began experiencing discomfort in his wrist on Sunday and was scratched from the Mets' Grapefruit League lineup on Tuesday, but the good news is X-rays have revealed no fractures of any kind. The veteran outfielder should be fine -- though maybe not quite 100 percent -- for the start of the season. He's also been bothered by a shoulder issue this spring in Mets camp.
Mar 14 - 9:11 AM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Gerson Bautista