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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 (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

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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

Yoenis Cespedes ripped two homers in Saturday's win over the Giants.

He also doubled and came within feet of a third home run on a deep flyout to left field. Cespedes was hampered by a quad injury earlier this month but obviously that's no longer an issue. The 30-year-old now sports an impressive .293 average with 24 HR and 62 RBI through 341 at-bats this year. For the Mets to have any chance of going back to the playoffs, Cespedes will have to carry the team on his back.
Aug 20 - 8:19 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) went 1-for-4 with a single in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Giants.

Cespedes had been out since August 3 with a nagging quad injury. He’s capable of big things if he’s feeling good, but it might be too late for the Mets, who are 5 1/2 games back of the second Wild Card spot in the National League.
Aug 20 - 1:24 AM

Mets activated OF Yoenis Cespedes from the 15-day disabled list.

He's right back in the middle of the Mets lineup for Friday's contest against the Giants. He'll need to be the premier offensive presence that he was after his acquisition in the second half last season if the Mets are going to make another run at the postseason.
Aug 19 - 8:14 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is set to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Cespedes went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored Wednesday in his third and final rehab game with High-A St. Lucie. "I felt comfortable at the plate," he told reporters. "I'll be ready for Friday." Cespedes was batting .289/.362/.548 with 22 home runs and 59 RBI in 94 games for the Mets before landing on the disabled list August 3 with a quad injury.
Aug 18 - 9:00 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) went 0-for-3 with an RBI ground out in his first minor league rehab game with High-A St. Lucie.

Cespedes served as the designated hitter in his first game back, but he's slated to play the field on Tuesday. The hope is that he'll return to the Mets' lineup this weekend against the Giants in San Francisco.
Aug 15 - 9:13 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday.

Cespedes will DH Monday for High-A St. Lucie. The goal is for him to come off the disabled list on Friday when he's first eligible. Cespedes took batting practice earlier this week and has made steady progress in his recovery from a strained quad. The slumping Mets could sure use his bat in the lineup.
Aug 13 - 4:21 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) took batting practice on Tuesday afternoon.

It was his first time doing so since he landed on the 15-day disabled list August 4 with a quad strain. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he's hopeful Cespedes will be ready for activation when first eligible. He may need a few minor league rehab games.
Aug 9 - 4:12 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Yoenis Cespedes (quad) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Cespedes did homer in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees, but he said that he felt discomfort in his quad during his last at-bat. This has been something of a lingering injury and placing the slugger on the disabled list is probably the Mets' most logical move for a healthy stretch run. Brandon Nimmo is expected to be called up to take his spot on the roster.
Aug 3 - 11:09 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Yoenis Cespedes is "not even close to 100 percent yet."

Collins deemed Cespedes to be closer to 80-85 percent. The big outfielder began to feel nagging discomfort in his quad near the end of July -- this after he was sidelined by a similar injury earlier in the season. The slugger is toughing it out and will DH against the Yankees on Wednesday. After the Mets wrap up the Subway Series on Thursday, they will hit the road for a three-game series against the Tigers. He would likely serve as the Mets' DH through the weekend, assuming his leg allows him to continue taking hacks and running the bases.
Aug 3 - 4:53 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is at DH and batting third for the Mets on Wednesday versus the Yankees.

Cespedes felt some lingering discomfort in his quad while legging out a pinch-hit single on Tuesday, so it feels like a risky move to play him tonight. But here were are. Michael Conforto is in left field, Curtis Granderson is in center, and Jay Bruce is in right.
Aug 3 - 3:31 PM

Yoenis Cespedes felt lingering discomfort in his quad while legging out a pinch-hit single on Tuesday.

That single in the bottom of the seventh inning plated Matt Reynolds for the Mets' sixth run of the evening. They went on to beat the Yankees 7-1. Cespedes said after the game that he expects to DH on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, but the Mets may be playing with fire if he can't run the bases without a reaggravation.
Aug 3 - 8:16 AM

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3B1Jose Reyes
2Wilmer Flores
3T.J. Rivera
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LF1Yoenis Cespedes
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