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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yoenis Cespedes doubled and hit a three-run home run in four at-bats as the Tigers edged the Twins on Monday.
Cespedes pushed the Tigers' lead to 4-0 in the first inning with a three-run blast to left-center off of Tommy Milone. The Cuban slugger had been in a bit of a rut, going 2-for-13 over his previous four games. Cespedes now has four home runs and 16 RBI along with a .303/.325/.566 triple-slash line on the season. Apr 27 - 11:33 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes knocked in the eventual game-winning run with a seventh-inning single on Monday against the Yankees.

The Tigers had just tied the game at 1-1 with J.D. Martinez's RBI single, and Cespedes immediately followed up with a tie-breaking RBI single of his own. It wasn't quite as good as his two-homer, six-RBI performance on Sunday, but the Tigers will take it. The slugger is batting .302 with three home runs and 11 RBI on the season.
Apr 20 - 9:31 PM

Yoenis Cespedes ripped a grand slam and a two-run shot in Sunday's blowout victory over the White Sox.

Cespedes' slam in the first inning off of Jose Quintana got the scoring going for the Tigers and he took Quintana deep again in the third inning to pad their lead. The slugger entered the weekend without a longball but finishes it with three to go along with 10 RBI and a nice .300/.314/.600 batting line.
Apr 19 - 4:15 PM

Yoenis Cespedes smacked a solo home run in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Making his first start of the season in the designated hitter spot, Cespedes took Jeff Samardzija deep with a mammoth blast in the fourth inning for his first home run as a Tiger. The former A and Red Sox is off to a fine start in the early going in his first season in Detroit, batting .302/.318/.512 with four RBI.
Apr 17 - 4:30 PM

Yoenis Cespedes finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the Tigers' season-opening defeat of the Twins on Monday afternoon at Comerica Park.

Cesepedes doubled off Phil Hughes in the bottom of the second inning and then pounced on Hughes again for a stand-up triple in the bottom of the sixth. The triple would have sailed for a home run in a large majority of MLB parks. Cespedes also made a fantastic leaping catch in left field to rob Kurt Suzuki of a home run. He's off to a terrific start with the Tigers.
Apr 6 - 3:54 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth homer against the Phillies on Sunday.

Despite minor quad and back injuries costing him time earlier this month, Cespedes has four homers in 49 at-bats this spring. Unfortunately, it looks like he'll open the season batting sixth in the Detroit lineup. We hope that will change at some point, but he'll suffer in runs scored until it does.
Mar 29 - 4:36 PM

Serving as a designated hitter, Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-2 with a homer Friday against the Yankees.

Cespedes is getting his swings in as he continues to recover from some left quad tightness. He's 8-for-27 with two homers this spring.
Mar 20 - 5:07 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is back in the Tigers' Grapefruit League lineup on Monday.

Cespedes missed a couple of games with tightness in his left quadriceps. It was never a serious concern.
Mar 16 - 10:12 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is scheduled to take batting practice on Saturday.

Cespedes was foced to leave Thursday's Grapefruit League contest with tightness in his left quad. The team is obviously going to play things cautiously with him, but the fact that he's taking batting practice already is a promising sign.
Mar 14 - 8:59 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is not expected to play for at least a couple days.

He's currently scheduled to play on Saturday, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus admitted that he'd be surprised if the outfielder suited up then. Cespedes had to exit Thursday's Grapefruit League game with left quad tightness and the club will obviously proceed cautiously with him.
Mar 13 - 8:57 AM

Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Thursday's Grapefruit League game with left quad tightness.

The Tigers are calling him "day-to-day." Cespedes has also battled some lower back tightness this spring, but these all seem to be minor injuries. He should be in Detroit's starting lineup on Opening Day.
Mar 12 - 1:50 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (back) is in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday's Grapefruit League contest against the Braves.

He was scratched from Thursday's game due to tightness in his lower back, but it appears to have been a minor issue. He's off to a strong start with his new club this spring, blasting a grand slam in his only spring game thus far.
Mar 7 - 8:39 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (back) is scheduled to return to action Saturday against the Braves.

Cespedes was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to tightness in his lower back. The Tigers don't have him on their travel roster for Friday, but it's clearly not a major concern.
Mar 5 - 4:15 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from the Tigers' Grapefruit League game Wednesday afternoon against the Braves due to tightness in his lower back.

Steven Moya got the nod instead. A missed game in early March is nothing to worry about with Cespedes, who slugged a grand slam against the Orioles on Tuesday. He'll be in left field for the Tigers on Opening Day.
Mar 5 - 12:14 PM

Yoenis Cespedes crushed a grand slam in the Tigers' 15-2 rout of the Orioles on Tuesday.

The homer came off Oliver Drake in the fourth inning. Cespedes hit cleanup, something he'll probably do a lot of this spring. Of course, the Tigers are going to want Victor Martinez in that spot on Opening Day, which could result in Cespedes hitting fifth if everyone is healthy.
Mar 3 - 4:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Angel Nesbitt
8Blaine Hardy
9Alex Wilson