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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 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

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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

Yoenis Cespedes felt a cramp in his right hamstring during the final play of the game in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

Cespedes was unable to get to a Ryan Raburn walk-off bloop single in the bottom of the ninth inning and then looked gimpy. If it's indeed just a cramp then he should ultimately be fine, but he's expected to sit out Tuesday. That seems like a good idea given the leg issues he's had this season.
Jul 3 - 9:40 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 0-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Nothing doing for the Mets offense in this one outside of a solo home run by T.J. Rivera. Cespedes has managed to play in just 38 games this season due to injury concerns and is hitting .281/.347/.541 with nine homers and 19 RBI for the season as a whole.
Jul 2 - 4:12 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

He's been receiving extra days off since being activated from the disabled list. The Mets have Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce in the outfield on Sunday.
Jun 25 - 1:26 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI against the Mets on Friday.

One does wonder if Cespedes will be in and out of the Mets' lineup for the duration of the season, but he's been about as productive as ever when able to play this season, hitting .321 with nine homers, nine doubles and a 1.043 OPS in 106 at-bats.
Jun 24 - 1:35 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

The Mets have eased Cespedes back into things after he returned from the disabled list. Curtis Granderson is in left field.
Jun 18 - 11:00 AM

Yoenis Cespedes went 4-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

The Mets actually had more hits than the Nats, 12 to 11, thanks in large part to Cespedes' second four-hit game of the year. It was just his 26th game overall, as he's been hampered by hamstring, quad and heel injuries in recent weeks. When on the field, he's been terrific, hitting .322/.400/.667 with eight homers, 16 RBI and 17 runs scored.
Jun 17 - 8:34 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Jose Reyes
3Matt Reynolds
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Curtis Granderson
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Tommy Milone
9Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Josh Smoker
6Josh Edgin
7Paul Sewald
8Hansel Robles
9Erik Goeddel
10Tyler Pill