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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder | #52

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 (hip, quad) is not expected to begin baseball activities until early next week.
There was some thought that he might be ready to begin running drills this weekend, but the 32-year-old outfielder essentially remains in shutdown mode at the Mets' spring training complex in Florida. Cespedes has been sidelined since mid-May with hip and quad issues, and he seems doubtful to return before the All-Star break at this point. Jun 22 - 4:02 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes (hip, quad) is hoping to progress to running drills in the next few days.

That's what Mets manager Mickey Callaway relayed to reporters on Thursday afternoon. Cespedes landed on the disabled list in mid-May with a right hip injury and then experienced tightness in his right quad earlier this month after embarking on a minor league rehab assignment. He could be ready to return in early-to-mid July if he's able to avoid further setbacks.
Jun 21 - 1:10 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip/quad) was held out of rehab activities this weekend due to ongoing soreness.

Cespedes landed on the disabled list back in mid-May because of a right hip/quad issue and he had to leave a rehab game earlier this month because of renewed tightness. The Mets had expected him to be back by now, but obviously no return is imminent at this point. Cespedes will resume physical therapy on Monday.
Source: Newsday
Jun 17 - 2:06 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that there's no timetable for Yoenis Cespedes (hip, quad) to return.

Cespdes appeared to be inching closer to a return, but he was forced to exit a minor league rehab game on Saturday due to renewed tightness in his right quad. He's essentially back at square one now with an issue which appears to be chronic. His absence continues to leave a large hole in the middle of the Mets' lineup.
Jun 12 - 1:49 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip, quad) will head back to the Mets' spring training complex in Florida to restart his treatment/rehab program.

Cespedes was expected to rejoin the Mets on Tuesday, but had to be lifted from Saturday's minor league rehab game due to renewed tightness in his right quad. As of now, his return is completely up in the air.
Jun 10 - 5:39 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip, quad) is not in the lineup for Double-A Binghamton on Sunday.

Cespedes was pulled from Saturday's rehab game with a tight right quad. He's slated to be re-evaluated later Sunday, at which point an update on his condition should be available. Cespedes had been slated to return on Tuesday.
Jun 10 - 12:20 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) left Saturday's rehab game with right quad tightness.

The Mets are calling it precautionary and say Cespedes will be re-evaluated Sunday. Cespedes is no stranger to lower-body injuries, so even though it's not overly worrisome on the surface there's always cause for concern when he's reporting leg issues. The 32-year-old is on the assignment to work back from a right hip flexor strain that's had him sidelined since mid-May.
Jun 9 - 8:56 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Friday.

Cespedes will hope to be ready next Tuesday against the Braves if all goes well. He's been on the shelf mid-May because of a right hip flexor strain.
Jun 8 - 3:21 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) ran the bases and did sprints in the outfield on Wednesday afternoon.

He also took live at-bats Tuesday and reported no issues. Cespedes is not expected to return for this weekend's Subway Series against the Yankees, but he could be ready to come off the disabled list for next Tuesday's series opener in Atlanta. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined since May 14 because of a right hip flexor strain. He might play a couple rehab games.
Jun 6 - 11:09 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) will take some live at-bats on Tuesday.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway also indicated Sunday that the team would be OK activating Cespedes without first sending him out on a rehab assignment, so it would appear he might return soon if things go well Tuesday. Cespedes has been out of commission for the last three weeks with a strained right hip flexor.
Jun 3 - 11:22 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) could begin a rehab assignment by next weekend.

Cespedes began a running program on Friday but isn't quite game-ready yet. He's already been sidelined for the last two weeks with a strained right hip flexor and will miss at least another week of action. Brandon Nimmo has been the Mets' main left fielder in Cespedes' absence.
May 27 - 12:32 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) began a running program Friday.

It's obviously a significant step forward as Cespedes works his way back from a strained right hip flexor. He's likely to require a few rehab games before the Mets activate him. Cespedes has been sidelined for the previous week and a half with the injury.
May 25 - 5:12 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) took batting practice on Thursday.

Cespedes accompanied the Mets on their road trip to Milwaukee, though the team has yet to give a firm timetable for his return. The 32-year-old slugger was hitting .255 with eight homers and 28 RBI before landing on the DL with a strained hip flexor earlier this month.
May 24 - 7:18 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) will travel with the Mets on their road trip, but there's still no timetable on when he'll return.

Cespedes and Todd Frazier (hamstring) will travel with the team so that trainers can continue to work with both and evaluate their progress. Neither Cespedes or Frazier appear to be ready to return to the field anytime soon, and's Anthony DiComo reports that a rehab assignment isn't "imminent" for either. We may not see either player back in the lineup until June, at the earliest.
May 23 - 4:12 PM

Mets manager Mickey Callaway indicated Monday that Yoenis Cespedes (hip) is unlikely to return from the disabled list when he's eligible on Thursday.

"I’m not sure at this point," said Callaway. "He’s just getting treatment right now." Cespedes landed on the disabled list last week with a right hip flexor strain, so it's yet another leg issue. Odds are he'll need more time to heal. Brandon Nimmo has been seeing an uptick in playing time during his absence.
Source: Newsday
May 22 - 10:11 AM

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SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
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