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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 13 - 10:51 AM

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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.
Aug 12 - 11:32 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.
Aug 11 - 11:24 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.
Jul 29 - 7:45 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.
Jul 28 - 12:19 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.
Jul 26 - 6:58 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.
Jul 26 - 1:35 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. The Mets also have Asdrubal Cabrera on the bench, as they're going with Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce in the outfield, T.J. Rivera at second base and Wilmer Flores at third.

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

He laced an RBI single to left in the first inning and drove in another run with a double in the second frame. Cespedes missed about six weeks of the season with various leg injuries and has played in only 47 games so far in the 2017 campaign. He has hit well when active, slashing .277/.330/.491 with nine homers and 22 RBI. He hit 31 and 35 home runs the last two seasons and is a good bet to have a strong second half.
Jul 19 - 11:16 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) has returned to the Mets' lineup for Monday's game against the Cardinals.

Cespedes sat out Sunday's game after tweaking his right hip while attempting to make a sliding catch, but fortunately it's not anything serious. He'll hit third against Adam Wainwright.
Jul 17 - 3:13 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins expects Yoenis Cespedes (hip) to return to the lineup Monday.

Cespedes left Saturday's game against the Rockies with a right hip injury and is sitting out Sunday, but he's available off the bench and it sounds like he'll miss just one start. Michael Conforto is in left field and Curtis Granderson is in center.
Jul 16 - 10:54 AM

Yoenis Cespedes left Saturday's game against the Rockies with a hip injury.

Cespedes landed awkwardly while diving on a bloop single by Nolan Arenado in the sixth inning. With Cespedes done for the night, Michael Conforto shifted from center field to left with Curtis Granderson coming in to play center. Cespedes, who has dealt with a laundry list of nagging injuries this year, went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting. He'll be reevaluated on Sunday.
Jul 15 - 10:23 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 4-for-6 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday’s blowout win over the Rockies.

Cespedes appeared to have some extra pep in his step while amassing three singles and a double. The All-Star break was probably good for him. He ended the first half with a 2-for-23 slide, so this was nice to see.
Jul 14 - 11:29 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

Cespedes felt a little cramp in his right hamstring late in Monday's game and subsequently sat on Tuesday. Back at it, now. The slugger will bat third for Terry Collins on Wednesday. Tanner Roark will toe the mound for the Nationals, to be opposed by Jacob deGrom.
Jul 5 - 6:30 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) is available to pinch-hit Tuesday.

Cespedes is being held out of the lineup as a precaution after suffering a hamstring cramp while trying to make a sliding catch on the final play of the game on Monday. It's not believed to be serious, but the Mets don't want to take any chances with their star slugger. Consider him day-to-day.
Jul 4 - 9:44 AM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Dominic Smith
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Jose Reyes
2Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
3B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Matt Reynolds
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Brandon Nimmo
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2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
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2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Kevin McGowan