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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
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Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) will head out on a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Mets.
There was some thought that he might be allowed to skip that step, but the Mets are wise to slow-play this given that Cespedes has been on the shelf since late April. He's nearing the end of a running program and will then be cleared for minor league games. It's possible he could be ready for activation early next week. May 23 - 4:08 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) could return without going on a minor league rehab assignment.

Cespedes resumed running on Monday and seems to be almost fully recovered from his strained hamstring. He's expected to return sometime next week, possibly as soon as Tuesday. Curtis Granderson could be at risk of losing playing time with Cespedes coming back and Michael Conforto off to a hot start (.310, 10 HR, 26 RBI).
Source: mets.mlb.com
May 18 - 9:57 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) resumed a running program on Monday.

It's obviously a big step as Cespedes works his way back from a strained left hamstring. Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that Cespedes is probably about a week away from a return, provided that there are no bumps in the road in his recovery.
May 15 - 6:54 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) has resumed baseball activities.

Cespedes is making good progress with his strained left hamstring and could make it back relatively soon. It's unclear whether he'll require a rehab assignment before being activated.
May 12 - 5:24 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) should resume baseball activities in the next few days.

Cespedes went through some tests Monday and came out of it well, according to the skipper. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported late last week that Cespedes making it back before the end of May "may be a long shot." Collins, though, seemed to be more positive about the outfielder's recovery, setting a rough timetable for Cespedes' return at two weeks. Obviously, we'll have a much better idea once he's running again.
May 8 - 11:15 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) being back before the end of May "may be a long shot."

Cespedes said of his strained left hamstring that "this one hurts." The Mets haven't revealed a potential timetable for the outfielder, although they said last week that it's a "non-serious" injury. However, it doesn't sound like he'll be back anytime soon. Michael Conforto is handling left field in Cespedes' absence.
May 5 - 11:33 AM

The Mets are calling Yoenis Cespedes' hamstring injury "non-serious".

Rather than provide the actual grade of the strain like most clubs do, the Mets prefer to keep it vague. He's eligible to return from the disabled list on May 9.
Apr 29 - 12:51 PM

Mets placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

It's no surprise, of course, as Cespedes had to exit the field with assistance after aggravating his left hamstring injury. Cespedes was slated to undergo an MRI on Friday, but the Mets have yet to reveal how long they think the slugger might be sidelined. Michael Conforto will play every day with Cespedes on the shelf.
Apr 28 - 2:37 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) will go for an MRI on Friday.

This MRI will be "more detailed" than the one Cespedes underwent last week. Cespedes strained his left hamstring running the bases on Thursday and manager Terry Collins said he could be out "a while." The Mets have dropped six straight and now sit in last place in the NL East. Losing their best hitter for an extended stretch probably won't help matters.
Apr 27 - 4:35 PM

Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a pulled left hamstring.

That's more commonly known as a hamstring strain, and it's going to send Cespedes to the disabled list for at least a couple of weeks. He had been dealing with left hamstring discomfort for the last several days and tweaked the muscle Thursday while legging out a double off Braves starter R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fourth inning. Juan Lagares replaced Cespedes in the Mets' outfield on Thursday. Michael Conforto should now have an everyday role in New York.
Apr 27 - 2:36 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game against the Braves with an apparent hamstring injury.

Cespedes pulled up lame while legging out a double off Braves starter R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fourth inning and had to be helped down the dugout steps. He's been dealing with hamstring discomfort for the past week and is now probably looking at a lengthy stay on the disabled list. More bad news for the Mets.
Apr 27 - 2:25 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) has returned to the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

Cespedes was forced to miss the entire weekend series against the Nationals while nursing left hamstring soreness, but he's back in there as promised Tuesday. Of course, there's rain in the forecast and the game might not be played.
Apr 25 - 3:11 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said after Sunday's game that Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) told him he'll be ready for Tuesday.

Cespedes sat out the entire weekend series against the Nationals due to a sore left hamstring, but he was available as a pinch-hitter for Sunday's game and was in the on-deck circle before the final out. It's not a sure thing he'll be ready for Tuesday, as the Mets will have him go through a pre-game workout before making a final decision. Still, he's sorely missed at the moment, as the Mets have dropped eight out of their last nine.
Apr 24 - 8:36 AM

Speaking after Saturday’s loss to the Nationals, Mets manager Terry Collins said he doesn’t expect Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) to play in Sunday’s series finale.

Cespedes spent most of Saturday’s game getting worked on in the trainer’s room and didn’t feel healthy enough to pinch-hit when Collins called on him in the seventh inning. With New York playing a night game in potentially cold weather, there’s little chance of Cespedes seeing the field on Sunday. He’s day-to-day.
Apr 22 - 8:39 PM

Yoenis Cespedes remains out of the Mets' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

Cespedes continues to battle a sore left hamstring and isn't available for a prime matchup against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Michael Conforto is drawing another start for the Mets and is batting second on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 12:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
3T.J. Rivera
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Edgin
7Paul Sewald
8Seth Lugo
9Rafael Montero
10Neil Ramirez