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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 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

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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

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run to help the Red Sox down the Angels 3-1 on Sunday.

The game's starters combined to keep the score 0-0 through seven innings, but with two runners on and one out Cespedes took reliever Joe Smith deep to break the tie. It was a good time for his first home run as a member of the Red Sox. The homer was his only hit in four at-bats, and the outfielder is batting .265 (9-for-34) with five RBI and six runs scored in eight games since the deal.
Aug 10 - 9:14 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Cespedes tripled to lead off the second inning, his fourth triple of the season, but he was later cut down at the plate on a fielder's choice. Cespedes found pay dirt in the seventh, though, after leading off with a single and coming around to score on Will Middlebrooks' RBI groundout. The outfielder is hitting .259/.306/.466 on the season and should continue to get more comfortable in his new surroundings in the coming weeks.
Aug 6 - 12:36 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is making his Red Sox debut on Saturday, hitting cleanup and playing left field.

There had been some speculation that he could play right field at Fenway, to better utilize his defensive skill set, but it appears as though they'll keep him in his most familiar position. He was slashing .256/.303/.464 with 17 homers and 67 RBI with the A's before the trade.
Aug 2 - 12:26 PM

Red Sox acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes from the Athletics for LHP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes.

Cespedes can elect to become a free agent after the 2015 season and the A's stood little chance of locking him up long-term, so they shipped him off to Boston for a three-month ace rental. The 28-year-old Cuban outfielder has massive power -- which should show better at Fenway Park -- and will be an upgrade to Boston's outfield defense both this season and next season. He was hitting .256/.303/.464 with 17 home runs and 67 RBI in 101 games this year for Oakland. The Red Sox also got the A's Round B competitive-balance pick in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft.
Jul 31 - 10:24 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
4Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright