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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
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Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.
Cespedes missed just one start with a mild left wrist sprain. He was given a cortisone shot and is now ready to go, playing center field and batting third on Friday. Jun 24 - 3:55 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) said he's "ready to play."

Manager Terry Collins gave Cespedes the night off Thursday after receiving a cortisone injection in his sprained wrist a day earlier. Cespedes doesn't seem to be showing any ill effects and hopes to return as soon as possible. Alejandro De Aza will handle center field Thursday night but if Cespedes has his way, he'll be back there on Friday.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 23 - 6:04 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is out of the Mets' starting lineup Thursday against the Braves.

Cespedes suffered a mild left wrist sprain Wednesday on a hard swing in the fifth inning. He was given a cortisone injection and might be rested a few more days, but it sounds like he is going to avoid the disabled list. Alejandro De Aza is in center field and batting eighth on Thursday night in Atlanta.
Jun 23 - 3:37 PM

Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a mild sprain of his left wrist.

Cespedes was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Royals after spraining his wrist on a hard swing in the fifth inning. He received a cortisone shot after the game and is being listed as day-to-day. It is likely that Cespedes will miss at least a few games, but it appears for now that he has dodged the disabled list.
Jun 22 - 10:54 PM

Yoenis Cespedes departed Wednesday's game with left wrist discomfort.

Cespedes may have tweaked something on a swing in the fifth inning. SNY spotted him smiling in the Mets' dugout in the seventh, for whatever that's worth. Yo will be reevaluated Thursday in Atlanta.
Jun 22 - 3:36 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury.

Cespedes appeared to grimace on one of his swings, but it's hard to guess where the pain was coming from. He left after drawing a walk in the bottom of the fifth. Alejandro De Aza took over in center field.
Jun 22 - 3:13 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Mets edged the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday.

Cespedes muscled up and swatted an Ian Kennedy pitch to deep center in the fourth inning for what ended up being the deciding run. The 30-year-old now has 18 home runs, third-most in the National League, with 44 RBI and 39 runs scored. He's hitting .284/.354/.576 overall.
Jun 21 - 10:48 PM

Yoenis Cespedes laced three singles, drew a walk and scored three times on Wednesday as the Mets routed the Pirates.

Cespedes went 3-for-4 with the walk, improving his line to .286/.357/.573 with 16 homers, 37 runs and 40 RBI. Since joining the Mets mid-season last year Cespedes has played at a level he never had before.
Jun 16 - 12:13 AM

Yoenis Cespedes circled the bases for the 16th time this year on Friday versus the Brewers, finishing 2-for-5 on the day.

Cespedes tied the game with his solo blast in the sixth inning. He has carried the Mets' offense on his back at times this year. Cespedes has picked up where he left off in the second half of last year. He is now hitting .281 with 34 runs and 39 RBI to go along with the 16 home runs.
Jun 11 - 2:21 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) is in the Mets' starting lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Pirates.

The Mets are going with the same lineup they intended to use before Monday's rainout. Cespedes missed back-to-back starts over the weekend due to soreness in his right hip, but he's back in there for the banged-up Mets.
Jun 7 - 1:23 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) is back in the Mets' starting lineup Monday night against the Pirates.

Cespedes missed two straight starts because of a sore right hip. It was clearly nothing too serious. He will start in center field and bat third Monday versus Pittsburgh left-hander Jon Niese.
Jun 6 - 3:38 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) flied out as a pinch-hitter Monday in the Mets' loss to the Marlins.

Cespedes was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game due to soreness in his right hip. It's clearly not a major concern. The 30-year-old outfielder is batting .277/.348/.593 with 15 home runs and 37 RBI in 50 games this season.
Jun 6 - 8:46 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) remained out of the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Cespedes has missed two straight starts with a sore right hip, although he's available to pinch-hit so he should be back in there soon. The Mets have Alejandro De Aza in center field.
Jun 5 - 10:35 AM

Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from the Mets lineup on Saturday due to a sore right hip.

Cespedes is considered day-to-day. The 30-year-old slugger has hit .278/.350/.597 with 15 homers and 37 RBI in his first 49 games this season.
Jun 4 - 4:30 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

No immediate reason was given for the late scratch, but he was replaced in the starting lineup by Michael Conforto. The club should have an update on his status shortly.
Jun 4 - 4:13 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1David Wright
2Wilmer Flores
3Matt Reynolds
LF1Michael Conforto
2Alejandro De Aza
3Kelly Johnson
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Antonio Bastardo
7Erik Goeddel
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
10Jenrry Mejia