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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder | #52

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / OAK
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Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) will go for an MRI on Friday.
This MRI will be "more detailed" than the one Cespedes underwent last week. Cespedes strained his left hamstring running the bases on Thursday and manager Terry Collins said he could be out "a while." The Mets have dropped six straight and now sit in last place in the NL East. Losing their best hitter for an extended stretch probably won't help matters. Apr 27 - 4:35 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a pulled left hamstring.

That's more commonly known as a hamstring strain, and it's going to send Cespedes to the disabled list for at least a couple of weeks. He had been dealing with left hamstring discomfort for the last several days and tweaked the muscle Thursday while legging out a double off Braves starter R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fourth inning. Juan Lagares replaced Cespedes in the Mets' outfield on Thursday. Michael Conforto should now have an everyday role in New York.
Apr 27 - 2:36 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game against the Braves with an apparent hamstring injury.

Cespedes pulled up lame while legging out a double off Braves starter R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fourth inning and had to be helped down the dugout steps. He's been dealing with hamstring discomfort for the past week and is now probably looking at a lengthy stay on the disabled list. More bad news for the Mets.
Apr 27 - 2:25 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) has returned to the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

Cespedes was forced to miss the entire weekend series against the Nationals while nursing left hamstring soreness, but he's back in there as promised Tuesday. Of course, there's rain in the forecast and the game might not be played.
Apr 25 - 3:11 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said after Sunday's game that Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) told him he'll be ready for Tuesday.

Cespedes sat out the entire weekend series against the Nationals due to a sore left hamstring, but he was available as a pinch-hitter for Sunday's game and was in the on-deck circle before the final out. It's not a sure thing he'll be ready for Tuesday, as the Mets will have him go through a pre-game workout before making a final decision. Still, he's sorely missed at the moment, as the Mets have dropped eight out of their last nine.
Apr 24 - 8:36 AM

Speaking after Saturday’s loss to the Nationals, Mets manager Terry Collins said he doesn’t expect Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) to play in Sunday’s series finale.

Cespedes spent most of Saturday’s game getting worked on in the trainer’s room and didn’t feel healthy enough to pinch-hit when Collins called on him in the seventh inning. With New York playing a night game in potentially cold weather, there’s little chance of Cespedes seeing the field on Sunday. He’s day-to-day.
Apr 22 - 8:39 PM

Yoenis Cespedes remains out of the Mets' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

Cespedes continues to battle a sore left hamstring and isn't available for a prime matchup against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Michael Conforto is drawing another start for the Mets and is batting second on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 12:26 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

But he hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet, which is obviously encouraging. Cespedes said he felt a "shock" in his left hamstring on Thursday and he'll be held out of action for a few days. The Mets have an outfield of Michael Conforto in left, Juan Lagares in center and Curtis Granderson in right Friday.
Apr 21 - 4:13 PM

Yoenis Cespedes doesn't think his hamstring injury is serious and only expects to miss 2-3 days.

He confirmed the injury was not a cramp as previously reported. Cespedes said he felt a "shock" in his hamstring but has had similar injuries and doesn't think this one is as bad. More will be known after Cespedes goes for an MRI on Friday morning. Cespedes suffered the injury while running to second base in Thursday night's loss to Philadelphia.
Apr 20 - 11:23 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) will undergo an MRI on Friday morning.

Manager Terry Collins said he's "concerned" about Cespedes, who was hobbling around the clubhouse with a heavily wrapped leg after Thursday night's loss to Philadelphia. The Mets originally called the injury a cramp, but now it's looking like it could be something more serious. The last thing the slumping Mets need right now is another injury, especially one to their best hitter.
Apr 20 - 11:03 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game against the Phillies with a left hamstring cramp.

Cespedes pulled up lame running from first to second on a Jay Bruce groundout in the fifth inning. He hobbled off the field and went straight to the clubhouse. Cespedes didn't come out for the sixth inning with Juan Lagares entering the game at center field and Michael Conforto moving from center to left. Cespedes went 1-for-2 with a single and walk before exiting. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 20 - 9:12 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (illness) was hitless in four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's game in Miami.

While Cespedes is hitless over his past two games, fantasy owners cannot complain too vehemently. The Cuban slugger already has nine extra-base hits (three doubles, six homers) with 10 RBI through his first 12 outings while cruising along with a 1.148 OPS.
Apr 15 - 11:27 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (flu) has returned to the Mets' starting lineup on Saturday.

Cespedes sat out Friday's game due to flu-like symptoms but is right back in there against Adam Conley and the Marlins on Saturday. He has homered five times in his last three games and enters play on Saturday as one of the hottest hitters in the league in a juicy matchup against a weak southpaw. Make sure he's in your lineups.
Apr 15 - 3:48 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is getting Friday off after playing through flu-like symptoms Thursday.

It sounds like he'll be available off the bench if needed. Michael Conforto is starting in his place.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: While Cespedes' absence isn't good news for the Mets as a whole, it doesn't mean the team isn't still a strong target. The long game last night may take a toll on some of these guys, but Michael Conforto shouldn't be one of them after entering the game in the 8th inning. Volquez has already allowed 2 HRs to LHs this year, while Conforto owns a career .361 wOBA and .248 ISO against RHP. Conforto is also very affordable across the industry.
Apr 14 - 5:14 PM

Yoenis Cespedes refused to stop hitting homers Thursday, going yard twice in a marathon win over the Marlins.

Cespedes hit a pair of solo blasts, one in the third off starter Wei-Yin Chen before swatting another in the fifth. He's now got six dingers through 10 games, most in the league, and five of those have come since Tuesday evening. It's not as though he's super locked in -- he's got 11 hits in 40 at-bats overall -- they're just going a long way when he makes contact. That's a good quality in a hitter.
Apr 14 - 8:22 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
3T.J. Rivera
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Josh Edgin
8Seth Lugo