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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) has been ruled out for the season.
The Mets say that Cespedes' right hamstring strain is a six-week injury, which is obviously an issue given that there are five weeks remaining in the season. It ends an up-and-down 2017 campaign for the 31-year-old slugger, as he hit a healthy .292/.352/.540 but was limited to 81 games due to numerous leg issues. Aug 28 - 7:54 PM

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Mets placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day DL with a right hamstring strain.

While Cespedes sounds intent on returning this season, there's a chance that the injury could force him to miss the final six weeks.
Aug 26 - 11:16 AM

Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed after Friday's game that Yoenis Cespedes will be placed on the disabled list.

The hamstring injury is believed to be as severe as the one that cost him six weeks earlier in the season. Given the fact that the Mets aren't in contention for a playoff spot, it may be wise to simply shut Cespedes down for the remainder of the season.
Aug 25 - 10:36 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Friday's contest against the Nationals after suffering a right hamstring strain.

Given how the injury looked, it's probably good news that it's just a recurrence of his hamstring strain. It's unclear if he'll require a trip to the disabled list, or if it's something that a few days of rest will take care of.
Aug 25 - 8:47 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was forced to leave Friday's game against the Nationals in the first inning with an apparent leg injury.

The injury woes have gotten way out of hand for this Mets' squad in 2017. Cespedes was hustling home on what turned out to be a dead ball and came up hobbling. He didn't seem to be able to put any weight on his leg while heading to the dugout. The Mets should have an update on his status shortly.
Aug 25 - 7:31 PM

Yoenis Cespedes homered, doubled and walked twice in the loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

He's reached three or four times in each of his last four starts. Still, his only run and RBI today came on the solo homer. There's just not going to be a whole lot of runs and RBI for him in the greatly weakened Mets lineup, especially if Michael Conforto is now done.
Aug 24 - 4:02 PM

Yoenis Cespedes reached all four times up Tuesday, going 3-for-3 with a walk against the Diamondbacks.

The good news is that Cespedes seems to have found his stroke, going 9-for-15 with a homer and two walks in his last four games. The bad is that he doesn't have as many guys to drive in and to drive him in now that the Mets have traded Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda and Neil Walker. They actually had Matt Reynolds playing right field tonight.
Aug 22 - 10:53 PM

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

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.

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Dominic Smith
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Reyes
3Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
2Phillip Evans
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Matt Reynolds
3David Wright
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Taijeron
3Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Michael Conforto
RF1Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
8Chris Flexen
9Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Chase Bradford
9Kevin McGowan
10Jamie Callahan
11Jacob Rhame