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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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Yoenis Cespedes has incorporated yoga into his routine in an attempt to avoid injury.
Yes, Yo does yoga. Cespedes still considers himself a beginner, but he explained through an interpreter that he's already feeling a difference in regard to his flexibility. As part of his offseason conditioning plan, Cespedes also ran more than ever while cutting down on the amount of weight he lifted. It's all part of an effort to avoid the leg injuries which have hampered him over the past two years. Cespedes owns an .887 OPS in that time, but he played in just 81 games last year and 132 in 2016. Feb 20 - 8:56 AM
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Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) has been ruled out for the season.

The Mets say that Cespedes' right hamstring strain is a six-week injury, which is obviously an issue given that there are five weeks remaining in the season. It ends an up-and-down 2017 campaign for the 31-year-old slugger, as he hit a healthy .292/.352/.540 but was limited to 81 games due to numerous leg issues.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 07:54:00 PM

Mets placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day DL with a right hamstring strain.

While Cespedes sounds intent on returning this season, there's a chance that the injury could force him to miss the final six weeks.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 11:16:00 AM

Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed after Friday's game that Yoenis Cespedes will be placed on the disabled list.

The hamstring injury is believed to be as severe as the one that cost him six weeks earlier in the season. Given the fact that the Mets aren't in contention for a playoff spot, it may be wise to simply shut Cespedes down for the remainder of the season.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:36:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Friday's contest against the Nationals after suffering a right hamstring strain.

Given how the injury looked, it's probably good news that it's just a recurrence of his hamstring strain. It's unclear if he'll require a trip to the disabled list, or if it's something that a few days of rest will take care of.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 08:47:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was forced to leave Friday's game against the Nationals in the first inning with an apparent leg injury.

The injury woes have gotten way out of hand for this Mets' squad in 2017. Cespedes was hustling home on what turned out to be a dead ball and came up hobbling. He didn't seem to be able to put any weight on his leg while heading to the dugout. The Mets should have an update on his status shortly.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 07:31:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes homered, doubled and walked twice in the loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

He's reached three or four times in each of his last four starts. Still, his only run and RBI today came on the solo homer. There's just not going to be a whole lot of runs and RBI for him in the greatly weakened Mets lineup, especially if Michael Conforto is now done.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 04:02:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes reached all four times up Tuesday, going 3-for-3 with a walk against the Diamondbacks.

The good news is that Cespedes seems to have found his stroke, going 9-for-15 with a homer and two walks in his last four games. The bad is that he doesn't have as many guys to drive in and to drive him in now that the Mets have traded Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda and Neil Walker. They actually had Matt Reynolds playing right field tonight.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 10:53:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is getting the day off Sunday.

Brandon Nimmo will start in left field and bat seventh versus Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin. This is a routine breather for Cespedes, who launched a solo homer on Saturday night.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 10:51:00 AM

Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

The Mets managed only three hits in the ballgame, and Cespedes' tater off Aaron Nola was the only one that did any damage. Cespedes is slashing .275/.324/.512 with 14 home runs and 36 RBI in 69 games. He has missed a lot of games this year due to various leg injuries.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 11:32:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes clubbed a three-run homer as the Mets dispatched of the Phillies on Friday night in Philadelphia.

His three-run shot came off of Phillies' starter Nick Pivetta in the third inning, giving the Mets a 4-3 lead. He added an RBI single in the fifth inning, finishing the night 2-for-5 with four RBI. Cespedes is hitting .276/.325/.504 with 13 homers and 35 RBI on the year.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 11:24:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 and scored a run in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

He singled in the sixth inning and eventually scored on a walk to Wilmer Flores. Cespedes started at designated hitter in the interleague game, giving him a chance to nurse his ailing quad for a day. He has missed about half his team's games this year to various injuries. He is still one of the better hitters in the league when he is able to play. The veteran outfielder is slashing .281/.330/.500 with 10 homers and 27 RBI in 57 games.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

Cespedes launched a deep RBI double off Luis Perdomo in the seventh inning. The two-bagger was his 12th of the season. He has dealt with his fair share of nagging injuries during the campaign -- most recently a quad ailment -- but when healthy, is slashing a sturdy .282/.333/.510 with 10 homers and 27 RBI over the course of 55 games played.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 12:19:00 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Cespedes was pulled in the seventh inning on Tuesday due to a bout of quad tightness. That injury would appear to be minor, though, as the outfielder is in the lineup and hitting third in Wednesday's contest.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 06:58:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes made an early exit from Tuesday night's win over the Padres due to quad tightness.

Cespedes came out of the game after rounding the bases on a Little League home run (triple, error) in the top of the seventh inning. He hit a real home run in the top of the first inning and an RBI double in the top of the fifth, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Cespedes may get the day off Wednesday.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 01:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Jose Lobaton
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Dominic Smith
3Phillip Evans
4T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Gavin Cecchini
4Ty Kelly
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Brandon Nimmo
3Matt den Dekker
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Robert Gsellman
8Seth Lugo
9Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Hansel Robles
7Gerson Bautista
8Tyler Bashlor
9Jacob Rhame
10Jamie Callahan
11Matt Purke