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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers in exchange for RHPs Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.
The Mets whiffed on Carlos Gomez and Jay Bruce but found the bat they were looking for in Cespedes. He'll patrol left field in New York and should provide a much-needed jolt to the Mets' lineup. Jul 31 - 5:35 PM

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Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports that the Mets have acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers.

The Tigers will receive pitching prospects Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa in return, but the Mets didn't blink in refusing to offer Zack Wheeler. Detroit pretty much had to deal Cespedes, as they're in seller mode and can't make him a qualifying offer after the season. He'll provide some much-needed thump to the Mets' lineup.
Jul 31 - 3:52 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are "making a push" for Yoenis Cespedes.

The Mets had a deal in place for Carlos Gomez and were close on Jay Bruce, only to see both potential trades fall apart. It appears they've moved their focus to Cespedes as they seek some offensive help. It's unclear at this point what the Mets would have to give up.
Jul 31 - 2:20 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Angels have talked with the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

The Angels have already traded for three different outfielder/designated hitter types, but Cespedes would be a much bigger bat than all of them. It's unclear how serious the discussions are at this point. The Mets have also been linked to Cespedes.
Jul 31 - 2:11 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are talking to the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

Talks with the Reds about Jay Bruce appear to be losing steam, so the Mets are looking at other outfielders. Rosenthal notes that Cespedes is "one of their many options," as they've also been connected to Will Venable and Rajai Davis. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says that the Nationals "could be a possibility" for Cespedes.
Jul 31 - 1:14 PM

In probably his final game with the Tigers, Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as Detroit prevailed 9-8 against Baltimore on Thursday.

The Tigers moved David Price and Joakim Soria, so there's no reason to stop now. Since Cespedes won't even bring back a pick this winter, he's almost certainly a goner. And he'll probably have less fantasy value wherever he ends up. Cespedes is batting .293 with 18 homers, 62 runs scored and 61 RBI this season.
Jul 30 - 11:35 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles are interested in Yoenis Cespedes.

The Orioles are just one game back for a Wild Card spot and could really use a bat, but they might not have enough in their farm system to outbid other contenders. They also might not be willing to give a top prospect for a rental.
Jul 30 - 5:26 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have spoken to the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

Morosi cautions that there is only minimal interest from the Mets at this time. With the team reportedly closing in on a deal for an outfielder, there should be a resolution soon.
Jul 29 - 7:27 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Tigers were felled by the Rays on Tuesday.

Cespedes hit a solo home run off of Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning to create a 1-1 tie. He's gone deep in back-to-back games and seven times in 19 games since July 6, giving him 17 on the year with 58 RBI and a .289/.321/.500. The Tigers are four games under .500 with less than three days remaining until the trade deadline. Cespedes remains a candidate to be moved in a trade.
Jul 28 - 10:55 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a solo home run, accounting for all of the Tigers' offense in Monday's loss to the Rays.

Cespedes got the Tigers on the board with a solo home run off of Nate Karns in the seventh inning to make it 3-1, then added an RBI single in the eighth. The Tigers weren't doing much else offensively. Cespedes has put together a fine season, batting .287/.319/.492 with 16 home runs and 57 RBI. He could be wearing a new uniform by Saturday.
Jul 27 - 10:48 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 with a double in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Mariners.

The double was Cespedes' 28th of the year. He's turned in a nice season to this point, hitting .291/.322/.488 with 14 homers and 54 RBI, and has been mentioned as a potential trade chip along with All-Star teammate David Price.
Jul 23 - 5:56 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Tigers lost on Tuesday to the Mariners.

Cespedes started a four-run fifth inning with a game-tying two-run home run off of Taijuan Walker. The outfielder could be made available in a trade if the Tigers can't right their ship quickly. He's hitting .289/.315/.488 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI.
Jul 21 - 11:13 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Mariners.

Cespedes made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Orioles with some tightness in his quad. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. Cespedes finished 2-for-4 in that game and is batting .292/.317/.487 this year. He'll start in left field and hit third Monday versus Mariners left-hander J.A. Happ.
Jul 20 - 3:35 PM

Yoenis Cespedes clobbered a three-run homer in the fourth inning on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Tigers to overcome the Twins.

Cespedes also tallied a pair of singles in the ballgame, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. While he didn't win the final vote for the American League, he has certainly had a first half that has been All-Star worthy, slashing .298/.324/.501 with 13 long balls and 50 RBI.
Jul 10 - 11:37 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit a home run, his only success in five at-bats during Tuesday's 11-inning loss against the Mariners.

Cespedes tied the game at six apiece in the eighth inning with a solo home run off of Fernando Rodney. The outfielder, one of five American League players on the Final Vote list for the 2015 All-Star Game, has homered in consecutive games and now has 12 on the year along with 46 RBI and a .292/.320/.492 triple-slash line.
Jul 8 - 2:03 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Wilmer Flores
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1Juan Uribe
2Daniel Murphy
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Yoenis Cespedes
3Michael Conforto
4Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Alex Torres
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Buddy Carlyle
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin