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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yoenis Cespedes hit a walk-off RBI single on Friday.
Cespedes cracked the winning single against rapidly decomposing Blue Jays' closer Casey Janssen. While the winning-single in and of itself is nice, Cespedes contributed more than that, as he was all over the place in the win. He finished 4-for-6 with a double, a run scored and a stolen base. With the Red Sox, he's slashing .279/.297/.459. Not too shabby for the recent Red Sox addition. Perhaps next year he can do that for a Sox team that's actually relevant. Sep 6 - 12:10 AM

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Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 and drove home a pair of runs as the Red Sox trounced the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday.

Cespedes got the Red Sox on the board with an RBI single off Chris Archer in the first inning, and contributed to a five-run uprising in the second as well with an RBI double. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .262/.303/.467 on the year with 21 homers and 89 RBI.
Aug 29 - 11:11 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Cespedes doubled among his three hits, driving in a run with a single in the first inning. Miraculously, Sunday's multi-hit game was his first since August 5. Despite that, he's been as advertised for the Red Sox, with 18 RBI and 15 runs scored since joining the team at the beginning of the month.
Aug 24 - 6:09 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.

Cespedes grounded into a double play and struck out in his first two at-bats against Felix Hernandez before connecting for the three-run shot in the sixth, an illustration of the ups and downs of Cespedes. He finished 1-for-4 on the night. The home run was his 21st, and Cespedes is seventh in the American League with 83 RBI. The 28-year-old is hitting .252/.293/.461 on the season.
Aug 22 - 10:59 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Cespedes had to leave Thursday's game because of a family medical emergency, but he's back in there a day later. He's batting just .229/.236/.414 but does have three homers and 13 RBI over 18 games since being traded to Boston.
Aug 22 - 3:01 PM

The Red Sox hope that Yoenis Cespedes will be ready to play on Friday.

Cespedes exited early from Thursday's game due to a family medical emergency. Obviously they'll give him as much time as he needs, but it sounds like he could be back in there Friday.
Aug 21 - 10:41 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game versus the Angels due to a personal matter.

Cespedes was hitless in his first at-bat before exiting after the third inning. The Red Sox could clarify his status after the game.
Aug 21 - 8:23 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Angels.

Cespedes has struggled since joining the Red Sox, so he's getting a day off in order to clear his head. Daniel Nava will start in left field while Brock Holt plays right.
Aug 19 - 3:07 PM

Yoenis Cespedes connected for a two-run homer Friday against the Astros.

Cespedes left Thursday's game after fouling a ball off his shin, but he didn't end up missing a start. The 28-year-old outfielder has now gone deep in three out of his last five games.
Aug 16 - 12:35 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Cespedes left Thursday's game versus the Astros after fouling a ball off his shin, but it was never a concern. He's hitting .239/.255/.435 with two homers and eight RBI since joining the Red Sox.
Aug 15 - 3:54 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game versus the Astros after fouling a ball off his shin.

He's expected to be fine to play Friday. Cespedes was hitless in five at-bats before exiting.
Aug 14 - 11:42 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hand) is in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday evening versus the Astros.

Cespedes made an early exit on Wednesday after suffering a bruised right hand. It obviously wasn't a major issue. He's 11-for-41 (.268) with two home runs and eight RBI in 10 games since joining the Red Sox.
Aug 14 - 3:03 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Wednesday's game against the Reds with a bruised right hand.

He missed a game last month with a right thumb injury, so it's possible this ailment is related to that. It's not clear at this point how long Cespedes might be sidelined, but the Red Sox should provide more on his status after the game.
Aug 13 - 2:50 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Wednesday's game against the Reds with an apparent injury.

It's not clear when Cespedes was hurt, but he was pinch-hit for by Will Middlebrooks in the top of the seventh inning. The Red Sox should provide an update on the outfielder shortly.
Aug 13 - 2:45 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning as the Red Sox eked out a one-run victory over the Reds on Tuesday.

With a runner on second base, Cespedes homered to center field off of Jonathan Broxton to turn a 2-1 Red Sox deficit into a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning. He has now homered in back-to-back games, accounting for his only two home runs since joining his new team. Including his time with the Athletics, the outfielder has a .256/.301/.467 slash line with 19 home runs and 74 RBI.
Aug 12 - 11:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
3Dan Butler
1B1Mike Napoli
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Mookie Betts
2Jemile Weeks
3Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Carlos Rivero
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Anthony Ranaudo
6Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edward Mujica
2Junichi Tazawa
3Koji Uehara
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright
9Drake Britton
10Matt Barnes
11Heath Hembree
12Edwin Escobar