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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder | #52

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / OAK
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Yoenis Cespedes had a two-run single and a grand slam in the third inning Friday as the Mets thrashed the Giants 13-1.
It was his first start in a week and he announced his return to the lineup with authority. His grand slam was the exclamation point on a team record 12-run third inning for New York. The six RBI frame from Cespedes also set a team record. The 30-year-old has homered in four out of his last five games and is batting .313/.380/.719 with seven home runs and 23 RBI overall. Apr 29 - 10:37 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes (leg) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

It's his first start in a week due to a bruised thigh, although he had a big pinch-hit homer on Wednesday. Cespedes is batting .300/.373/.683 with six homers and 17 RBI this month.
Apr 29 - 3:16 PM

The Mets expect Yoenis Cespedes (leg) to return to the lineup for this weekend's series with the Giants.

Cespedes won't play in Wednesday's contest against the Reds and the Mets have an off day on Thursday, making Friday the date to circle on the calendar for his return. A bruise on the right thigh has been bothering the slugger for the last few weeks. He initially suffered the injury while diving for a ball earlier in April.
Apr 27 - 4:13 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (leg) is out of the Mets' starting lineup again on Wednesday versus the Reds.

Cespedes delivered a pinch-hit three-run homer in Tuesday's dramatic win over Cincinnati and looked plenty healthy doing it, but Mets manager Terry Collins will get his $27.5 million outfielder another day of rest. He's been bothered by a nagging bruise on his right thigh for the last few weeks. Michael Conforto is in left field, Juan Lagares is in center field, and Alejandro De Aza is in right field on Wednesday night against Reds right-hander Jon Moscot.
Apr 27 - 3:08 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (leg) didn't start but still delivered the big blow for the Mets on Tuesday, swatting a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a win over the Reds.

Out of the lineup for a fourth straight game due to a sore right thigh, Cespedes ripped the first Brandon Finnegan offering he saw in the seventh inning to tie things up. The Mets went ahead three batters later after a Curtis Granderson triple and David Wright single. Cespedes is now hitting .300/.373/.683 with six homers and 17 RBI on the year and should be back in the lineup Wednesday.
Apr 26 - 10:30 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said there's a "good chance" Yoenis Cespedes (leg) will return Wednesday.

And he could be available to come off the bench on Tuesday night. Cespedes is out of the Mets' starting lineup for the fourth straight game because of a lingering thigh bruise, but it's nothing overly serious. Collins doesn't want to risk anything here in April with his $27.5 million outfielder.
Apr 26 - 6:06 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (leg) is not in the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

It's his fourth straight absence. The Mets will again go with Michael Conforto in left with Juan Lagares handling center field. Cespedes reportedly had "a lot" of fluid drained from his right leg on Monday. The Mets are still calling him day-to-day, but if Cespedes doesn't turn a corner soon, he could be placed on the disabled list.
Apr 26 - 3:21 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Yoenis Cespedes had "a lot" of fluid drained from his ailing right leg on Monday.

Cespedes is out of the lineup for the third straight game Monday due to a nagging bruise on his right thigh. The Mets continue to call him day-to-day for now, but fantasy owners might want to have a backup plan in mind for this week.
Apr 25 - 4:08 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (leg) is out of the Mets' starting lineup again on Monday versus the Reds.

It's his third day off. Cespedes bruised his right leg a few weeks ago while diving into the stands after a foul ball and then aggravated it on a hard slide into second base this past Friday night. He was supposed to have a meeting with team doctors Monday in New York. Alejandro De Aza is in center field and batting seventh against Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias.
Apr 25 - 3:15 PM

Yoenis Cespedes will have his ailing right leg examined by the Mets' doctors on Monday.

Cespedes initially hurt his leg while diving for a ball in the stands and then aggravated the injury during a slide on Friday. It's most likely a day-to-day situation, but we'll know more about his status after Monday's exam.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 24 - 10:43 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (leg) remained out of the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Cespedes has sat out two straight games with a bruised upper right leg. He should be fine in a day or two. The Mets again have Michael Conforto in left field and Juan Lagares in center. David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud are also sitting out Sunday, with Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki filling in at third base and catcher, respectively.

Mets manager Terry Collins doesn't expect Yoenis Cespedes (leg) to play this weekend.

Cespedes bruised his upper right leg earlier this month and aggravated the injury late in Friday's victory over Atlanta. No MRI is scheduled but Collins said Cespedes is "limping pretty bad." Juan Lagares will start in center field and bat eighth with Cespedes unavailable on Saturday.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 23 - 6:39 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was forced to leave Friday's game in the eighth inning after aggravating his leg injury.

The aggravation occurred when Cespedes slid into second base in the seventh inning. He originally sustained the injury when diving for a ball in the stands last week. Cespedes hopes to be able to play on Saturday, though manager Terry Collins may opt to play things on the safe side and give him a day to rest.
Apr 23 - 9:48 AM

Yoenis Cespedes clobbered a solo shot in the fifth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Phillies, highlighting a solid 2-for-6 night at the plate.

Cespedes hit the first of back-to-back homers off Phillies' starter Jeremy Hellickson. It was his fifth homer of the young season, and he's now hitting .291/.371/.636 with 13 RBI. Strikeouts remain a problem, as he's whiffing in 32.3 percent of his plate appearances, but he's making up for it with big power numbers, per usual. As long as he bats fourth in the Mets' order, he should have a productive year for fantasy owners.
Apr 21 - 12:01 AM

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run in a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

The homer was the second in as many games for Cespedes and his third on the young season. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Since starting 2-for-16, the 30-year-old is 9-for-23 (.391) with three homers and eight RBI.
Apr 16 - 8:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kevin Plawecki
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Conforto
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Logan Verrett
7Jim Henderson
8Josh Edgin
9Jenrry Mejia