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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 (wrist) said he felt great after returning to Grapefruit League action on Monday.
Cespedes went 1-for-3 with a single in his first game since receiving a cortisone injection last week for a sore right wrist. He should be close to 100 percent for the beginning of the 2018 regular season. Cespedes, 32, hit .292/.352/.540 with 17 home runs and 42 RBI in 81 games last year while battling multiple leg injuries. Mar 19 - 3:15 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) will return to Grapefruit League action on Monday.

Cespedes took a few at-bats in a minor league game on Saturday without any issues. He'll get an extra day of rest on Sunday as a precautionary measure, but has been cleared to return. The 32-year-old outfielder has battled a wide array of injuries the past few years, but he should be healthy and ready to go for Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 1:30 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is scheduled to take at-bats in a minor league game on Saturday.

If all goes well, he could be cleared to return to Grapefruit League action on Sunday. Cespedes has been limited to just 24 plate appearances this spring, slashing .261/.292/.652 with three homers and five RBI.
Mar 17 - 9:21 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) told reporters he expects to play either Sunday or Monday in the Grapefruit League.

Cespedes is out of the lineup on Friday and didn't travel to Sarasota. X-Rays were negative on the 32-year-old outfielder's wrist, so this is about keeping Cespedes healthy as we get closer to the regular season. He'll hit in the middle of the New York lineup, and 30-plus homers and 100-plus RBIs are realistic possibilities for the outfielder.
Mar 16 - 12:19 PM

Yoenis Cespedes got a cortisone injection for his sore right wrist.

Cespedes began experiencing discomfort in his wrist on Sunday and was scratched from the Mets' Grapefruit League lineup on Tuesday, but the good news is X-rays have revealed no fractures of any kind. The veteran outfielder should be fine -- though maybe not quite 100 percent -- for the start of the season. He's also been bothered by a shoulder issue this spring in Mets camp.
Mar 14 - 9:11 AM

X-rays turned up negative on Yoenis Cespedes' right wrist.

Cespedes was scratched from the Mets' Grapefruit League lineup on Tuesday against the Astros after complaining of wrist soreness, but all is well. The veteran outfielder has also been bothered by a shoulder issue this spring in Mets camp, but he is expected to be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 13 - 5:15 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is considered day-to-day with right wrist soreness.

Cespedes added that he underwent an X-ray on the wrist, but the results aren't back yet. He said that he hurt his wrist on a swing. The Mets will have to hope that it's nothing serious. The veteran slugger was limited to 81 games last season due to nagging leg issues.
Mar 13 - 12:04 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup.

No word yet on the reason for the change. The Mets should pass along an update soon.
Mar 13 - 11:16 AM

The Mets are looking at having Yoenis Cespedes hit second this season.

It's been a familiar spot this spring for Cespedes, who doesn't seem to mind the change. "It doesn't matter which spot in the lineup I am," Cespedes said through an interpreter. "I will do my best wherever I am." Cespedes has mostly hit third or fourth in his career, but the Mets have apparently bought into the idea of having their most important hitter get as many at-bats as possible. The potential fallout for the decision could include hitting the pitcher eighth and a position player ninth (likely Amed Rosario) in order to give Cespedes more RBI opportunities out of the No. 2 spot. The Mets' leadoff hitter situation is up in the air, but Brandon Nimmo, Juan Lagares, and Asdrubal Cabrera are all in the mix, depending on the handedness of the pitcher.
Mar 12 - 1:40 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit his third home run of the spring Sunday in the Mets' loss to the Astros.

Cespedes took Lance McCullers yard in the bottom of the first inning. The 32-year-old outfielder battled some mild shoulder discomfort early on in camp, but he seems to be fully healthy now with Opening Day fast approaching. Cespedes boasts a .944 OPS through 23 at-bats in the Grapefruit League.
Mar 11 - 4:21 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) is back in the Mets' Grapefruit League lineup on Thursday.

A day ahead of schedule. Cespedes came down with some mild shoulder soreness earlier this week, but it was never a serious concern. He should be 100 percent for the start of the 2018 regular season.
Mar 1 - 9:19 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) expects to return to action on Friday.

Cespedes is dealing with what is being termed as mild right shoulder soreness, but he downplayed the situation Tuesday by explaining that it was normal as he gets back into throwing. Look for him to return to action soon.
Feb 27 - 10:35 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is dealing with mild shoulder soreness.

The Mets are calling him day-to-day. Given his importance to the team, there's no reason to take any chances.
Feb 27 - 9:30 AM

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

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

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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
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2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Robert Gsellman
8Seth Lugo
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3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Hansel Robles
7Gerson Bautista
8Jacob Rhame
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