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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder | #52

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Yoenis Cespedes (illness) is in the Mets' starting lineup Monday versus the Braves.
Cespedes made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Twins after experiencing dizziness and nausea. He's apparently feeling much better one day later and will bat third against Braves righty Aaron Blair. Sep 19 - 3:19 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes departed Sunday's game against the Twins due to dizziness and nausea.

It's unclear what might have promoted it. The Mets should have more on Cespedes after Sunday's contest.
Sep 18 - 4:03 PM

Yoenis Cespedes launched a grand slam and finished with five RBI in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Braves.

Cespedes had just one hit on the afternoon, but boy howdy, it was a big one. His third-inning grand slam off Williams Perez boosted the Mets to a 5-0 lead. At that point, the outfielder had actually accounted for all five runs scored -- he managed an RBI ground out in the first inning, too. With that bit of fun in the books, Cespedes is now slashing .293/.363/.568 with 30 homers and 78 RBI over 410 at-bats. This is his first career 30-homer season in which all of the dingers have come with one team. He did launch 35 of them between the Mets and Tigers in 2015.
Sep 11 - 6:21 PM

Yoenis Cespedes belted his 29th home run of the season as the Mets fell to the Braves in extra innings on Saturday.

Cespedes pulverized a solo homer off of Jon Gant in the fifth inning, increasing the Mets lead to 3-2. He has been an extremely capable run producer when in the Mets lineup this season, slashing .293/.362/.564 with 29 homers and 73 RBI.
Sep 11 - 12:39 AM

Yoenis Cespedes came up big for the Mets on Tuesday, ripping a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning of a victory over the Reds.

After Asdrubal Cabrera reached on an infield single, Michael Lorenzen groove a pitch and Cespedes didn't miss it, launching one just over the wall in dead center field. The slugger has battled a quad ailment in the second half but has cracked six home runs in 15 games since returning from the disabled list.
Sep 7 - 12:22 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

Cespedes got a day to rest his quad with the quick turnaround for Monday's game, but he's right back in there on Tuesday. Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, and Curtis Granderson are also back in the lineup.

Yoenis Cespedes is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Monday against the Reds.

Cespedes has been nursing a quad issue for the last couple of weeks, so he'll take a day of rest Monday versus the visiting Reds. Asdrubal Cabrera is also sitting.
Sep 5 - 11:08 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) went 0-for-4 in his return to action Friday against the Nationals.

Cespedes was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Thursday due to his lingering quad issue, but he was right back in there on Friday. The Mets can ill afford to sit him given their position in the Wild Card race, but it looks like something they will have to manage for the final month of the season.
Sep 2 - 11:20 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is not in the Mets' lineup Thursday.

He hasn't had a setback with his nagging quad ailment but is going to require some extra maintenance days off until he gets to 100 percent. Michael Conforto is in left field in Cespedes' place.
Sep 1 - 4:09 PM

Yoenis Cespedes slugged a walk-off solo homer off Nick Wittgren in the 10th inning on Monday to lead the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Marlins.

And there was no doubt about it from the moment it left his bat. It was his second career walk-off homer and his first since his debut season in the states in 2012. Cespedes was forced to sit out Sunday’s game in order to rest his quad, but he went 3-for-5 in his return to the lineup on Monday. The 30-year-old is batting .299/.370/.579 with 27 homers and 68 RBI through 103 games this season. The Mets will have to monitor the quad moving forward, but he’s capable of carrying the team down the stretch.
Aug 29 - 11:17 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is back in the Mets' lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Cespedes was held out of Sunday's lineup due to a mild aggravation of his recent quad injury, but he's going to try to give it a go on Monday. The Mets might have to try to manage it the rest of the way.
Aug 29 - 4:05 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Cespedes had a minor flare-up Saturday with the quad injury he just returned from. The feeling right now is that it's likely to be just a one-day absence, but we'll have to wait and see how Cespedes recovers. The Mets have Curtis Granderson in left field and Alejandro De Aza in center Sunday.
Aug 28 - 10:47 AM

Yoenis Cespedes slugged a three-run homer, drew two walks, and scored two runs in Saturday’s blowout win over the Phillies.

The Mets were nursing a one-run lead before Cespedes took Jeremy Hellickson deep with a long blast that just stayed fair along the left field line. He’s hitting .355 with four homers, two doubles, and eight RBI in eight games since coming off the disabled list. The Mets’ lineup looks much more potent when he’s feeling good.
Aug 27 - 10:23 PM

Yoenis Cespedes reiterated Tuesday that he does not plan to exercise his opt-out this winter.

We'll believe that when it becomes official. Cespedes is batting .295/.365/.570 with 25 home runs and 64 RBI in 98 games this year -- the first year of a three-year, $75 million deal with the Mets that includes an opt-out clause leading into 2017. His current .936 OPS would be the highest of his career by a pretty wide margin. The 30-year-old outfielder stands to cash in this winter in a weak free agent market and we expect him to do just that. He could still return to the Mets, but with a bigger contract guarantee.
Aug 24 - 2:39 PM

Yoenis Cespedes played the role of offensive hero again on Sunday, clobbering a two-run homer to lead the Mets in a 2-0 victory over the Giants.

The Mets had been held without a hit through the first six innings of the ballgame until Curtis Granderson led off the seventh with a double. Cespedes then wasted no time, blasting a Jeff Samardzija offering over the wall in left field. He has provided a huge spark since returning from the disabled list, blasting a pair of home runs on Saturday before Sunday's heroics. With his 1-for-4 effort Sunday, Cespedes is now hitting .293/.363/.571 with 25 homers and 64 RBI on the season.
Aug 21 - 10:39 PM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Wilmer Flores
2Kelly Johnson
3Ty Kelly
4Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
3B1Jose Reyes
2T.J. Rivera
3Eric Campbell
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Michael Conforto
3Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
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4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
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9Zack Wheeler
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4Fernando Salas
5Jerry Blevins
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7Josh Edgin
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