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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
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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. May 22 - 10:11 AM
Source: Newsday

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Mets placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14, with a right hip flexor strain.

Cespedes has been playing through discomfort for weeks and finally underwent an MRI on Tuesday that showed the hip strain. He'll aim to return when first eligible next Thursday. Phillip Evans has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and is starting in left field for the Mets on Wednesday afternoon against the Blue Jays.
May 16 - 10:57 AM

Yoenis Cespedes was diagnosed with a mild strain of his right hip flexor following an MRI.

The Mets previously said it was a quad issue, but it's actually his hip. Either way, the issue continues to linger. He's available to pinch-hit Tuesday, but the Mets could eventually decide to put him on the disabled list.
May 15 - 4:02 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

This confirms a report from Andy Martino of SNY. The big question is whether he's simply resting his quad for a day or will require a stint on the disabled list. Brandon Nimmo is starting in left field Tuesday, with Juan Lagares in center. Michael Conforto is on the bench.

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is not expected to play Tuesday, per Andy Martino of SNY.

Futhermore, Martino hears that a decision on a possible DL-stint is coming. Cespedes has been playing at under 100 percent for a while now, so playing it safe and giving him a break might be the best outcome here, especially with Jay Bruce due back Tuesday. There should be more clarity on the situation soon.
May 15 - 2:39 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo homer in the sixth inning against the Phillies on Sunday.

The homer was the first run of the game; a solo shot off of Aaron Nola to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. It gives the slugger eight on the season, and it helps his slash raise to .255/.316/.474 in 2018. Expect that average to rise as the season progresses, and he should remain a power threat in the New York lineup as long as he's able to stay healthy.
May 13 - 6:09 PM

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Friday that Yoenis Cespedes' right quad is at about 85 percent.

Cespedes is in Friday's lineup, as the skipper feels it's worth playing the slugger at less than 100 percent because they need his bat in the lineup. He initially injured the quad on Sunday but returned to play Monday and Tuesday before sitting out Wednesday.
May 11 - 4:19 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' lineup Wednesday versus the Reds.

Cespedes has been dealing with a quad issue, though he started Monday and Tuesday and he should be available off the bench for this afternoon tilt on Wednesday in Cincinnati. Michael Conforto is in left field and batting seventh, with Brandon Nimmo starting in center and hitting leadoff.
May 9 - 10:19 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a sacrifice fly, and a run scored Monday against the Reds.

Cespedes gave the Mets and fantasy owners a bit of scare when he left Sunday's game after just one inning due to a right quad injury, but he was right back in there on Monday and felt no ill effects. The team will continue to monitor him, but the feeling is that he should be fine. While Cespedes has amassed seven homers and 27 RBI this season, he's yet to really hit his stride offensively. He's batting .254/.309/.468 through 33 games.
May 8 - 11:08 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is in Monday's lineup against the Reds.

Cespedes was out doing some stretches on the field Monday at Great American Ball Park and apparently the training staff was encouraged enough to give him the green light. The Mets' slugger was forced to exit Sunday's game after the first inning due to a right quad injury. While he's cleared to play, the Mets figure to watch him very carefully.
May 7 - 3:21 PM

Yoenis Cespedes told reporters after Sunday's game that his injury is with his right quadriceps, not his hip as initially announced by the Mets.

The veteran outfielder was non-committal when asked if he would be able to play on Monday against the Reds in Cincinnati, saying "I don't know, maybe". It doesn't seem like this will lead to a trip to the disabled list, so consider the perpetually injured outfielder day-to-day.
May 6 - 4:38 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was lifted from Sunday's game against the Rockies due to right hip tightness.

Cespedes' hip looked to tighten up on him when he ran from first to third on a single in the first inning. The Mets should have more on the outfielder's status after the game. He was replaced in left field by Brandon Nimmo.
May 6 - 1:43 PM

Yoenis Cespedes departed Sunday's game versus the Rockies with an undisclosed injury.

Cespedes singled and scored a run in the bottom of the first inning but was then replaced in left field by Brandon Nimmo for the top of the second. He's dealt with a thumb injury recently but it's unclear whether that's the culprit here. The Mets should have an update on their slugger soon.
May 6 - 1:37 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 and slugged a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Cespedes wound up not having to miss any games after hurting his left thumb Sunday, and he showed Tuesday that the finger is apparently indeed a non-issue. He was basically the only Met to solve Mike Soroka in his major league debut, picking up all three of his hits versus the rookie.
May 1 - 10:07 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

That's a nice surprise. When Cespedes hurt his thumb on a slide Sunday, he estimated that would miss three games. There's apparently been some rapid improvement. Mets fans and fantasy owners aren't complaining.
May 1 - 3:21 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Phillip Evans
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Hansel Robles
9Jacob Rhame
10Chris Flexen