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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder | #52

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.
He's been receiving extra days off since being activated from the disabled list. The Mets have Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce in the outfield on Sunday. Jun 25 - 1:26 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI against the Mets on Friday.

One does wonder if Cespedes will be in and out of the Mets' lineup for the duration of the season, but he's been about as productive as ever when able to play this season, hitting .321 with nine homers, nine doubles and a 1.043 OPS in 106 at-bats.
Jun 24 - 1:35 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

The Mets have eased Cespedes back into things after he returned from the disabled list. Curtis Granderson is in left field.
Jun 18 - 11:00 AM

Yoenis Cespedes went 4-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

The Mets actually had more hits than the Nats, 12 to 11, thanks in large part to Cespedes' second four-hit game of the year. It was just his 26th game overall, as he's been hampered by hamstring, quad and heel injuries in recent weeks. When on the field, he's been terrific, hitting .322/.400/.667 with eight homers, 16 RBI and 17 runs scored.
Jun 17 - 8:34 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (heel) is back in the Mets' lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

Cespedes didn't start Wednesday due to a sore heel but returned as a pinch-hitter and singled to right field. The plan is for Cespedes to start the next three games before getting a scheduled day off on Sunday. After that, he'll be employed as the everyday left fielder. Cespedes has gone 6-for-12 at the plate since coming off the disabled list.
Jun 15 - 4:42 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (heel) is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs.

Curtis Granderson is in left field, Juan Lagares is in center field, and Jay Bruce is in right field with the Cubs throwing left-hander Mike Montgomery. Cespedes must still be feeling the effects of his left heel tendinitis. He was pulled early from Tuesday night's blowout loss.

Yoenis Cespedes (heel) is in the Mets' lineup Tuesday.

Cespedes exited Monday's game with tendinitis in his left heel, but it's something he's dealt with before and he's confident he can play through it. He's in left field and batting third against Jon Lester and the Cubs.
Jun 13 - 3:17 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (heel) thinks he'll be ready to play Tuesday.

Cespedes was pulled from Monday's game versus the Cubs with tendinitis in his left heel. He revealed after the game that it's something he's dealt with off and on since his days playing in Cuba and he's confident he can play through the ailment.
Jun 12 - 9:58 PM

Yoenis Cespedes departed Monday's game against the Cubs with a sore left heel.

Well, at least he didn't aggravate his hamstring or quad injury. Mets manager Terry Collins said after the game that Cespedes' heel injury is a recurring issue and referred to it as tendinitis. It doesn't sound like something that's a big deal, but it's obviously not ideal especially with Cespedes admitted over the weekend that he still wasn't totally recovered from his hamstring ailment.
Jun 12 - 9:16 PM

Yoenis Cespedes exited Monday's game versus the Cubs after the fifth inning with an apparent injury.

Cespedes was visited by a trainer earlier in the game and ultimately stayed in, but he didn't take the field for defense in the top of the sixth after flying out in the bottom of the fifth. The outfielder admitted over the weekend that his left hamstring still wasn't quite 100 percent, so hopefully he didn't aggravate it. The Mets should have an update soon.
Jun 12 - 8:42 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is absent from the Mets' lineup Sunday.

The Mets will try to ease Cespedes back into things as he returns from a hamstring injury. He will be in the lineup on Monday and Tuesday. As far as Sunday goes, the Mets have Michael Conforto in left field and Juan Lagares in center.
Jun 11 - 11:32 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the lineup Saturday for Game 2 of the Mets' doubleheader against the Braves.

Cespedes was the hero in his first game back from the DL, going 2-for-5 with a grand slam in Saturday's opener. However, Cespedes admitted he still isn't 100 percent and the Mets will do whatever they can to keep their prized slugger healthy. It's possible Cespedes will get the day off on Sunday as well. Michael Conforto will spell Cespedes in left field for Game 2 of the double-dip.
Jun 10 - 5:11 PM

Yoenis Cespedes enjoyed a rousing return Saturday in his first game back from the disabled list, registering two hits including his seventh home run of the season in the Mets’ 6-1 victory over the Braves.

He made Luke Jackson pay for intentionally walking Michael Conforto to load the bases by slugging his fifth career grand slam in the ninth inning. Cespedes looked a bit sluggish in his first three at-bats but collected hits in his last two. The 31-year-old has been a monster this year, slashing .279/.375/.647 over 68 at-bats. Cespedes needs to be inserted back into all fantasy lineups now that he’s healthy again.
Jun 10 - 4:57 PM

Mets activated OF Yoenis Cespedes from the 10-day disabled list.

Cespedes will return to the Mets' starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves, though he acknowledged Saturday morning that he still can't run at 100 percent. The big slugger is going to have to be eased back in after missing nearly seven weeks with hamstring and quad injuries. He is starting in left field and batting third on Saturday afternoon.
Jun 10 - 11:36 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

He'll officially be activated as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves, but Cespedes will obviously stick around after that. He's been on the shelf since late April with a strained hamstring.
Jun 9 - 4:49 PM

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2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Jose Reyes
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
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