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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington indicated Friday that the team is not actively looking to deal outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
Cherington noted that while there isn't any particular player they are looking to move, including Cespedes, that the organization remains open-minded to anything that can make the team better. With a potential logjam looming in the outfield, it would be surprising if the Red Sox don't move an outfielder over the winter. Nov 8 - 3:03 PM
Source: WEEI.com

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Red Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that a recent report that the team's coaches dislike Yoenis Cesepdes is "completely unfounded."

Bill Madden of the New York Daily News was told by a "Red Sox insider" that Cespedes "marches to his own drum" and that the team's coaches "all hate him." However, Farrell said that he was "totally surprised and caught off guard" by that assertion. Cespedes could still get traded this winter, but it will likely have more to do with his contract situation and the team's outfield logjam than whether he was popular among the team's coaches.
Oct 28 - 12:57 PM

A Red Sox insider told Bill Madden of the New York Daily News that the Red Sox coaches "all hate" outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

"He marches to his own drum," said the unnamed source. The Red Sox acquired Cespedes from the A's in July for Jon Lester and were initially planning to work out a contract extension with the 29-year-old Cuban slugger, but he has not endeared himself to many people in Boston's clubhouse or front office and it now seems likely that he will be traded this winter. Cespedes, a free agent after 2015, signed on with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports last week.
Oct 27 - 10:14 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is now represented by Roc Nation Sports.

Cespedes was previously represented by Adam Katz of Wasserman Media Group, who negotiated his four-year, $36 million deal with the Athletics. The Cuban slugger is just the latest high-profile baseball name to align with Roc Nation, joining Robinson Cano, CC Sabathia, and Rusney Castillo. Cespedes is due to become a free agent after the 2015 and is clearly preparing for a big payday.
Oct 20 - 4:11 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that "word has spread" that the Red Sox could make Yoenis Cespedes available for trade this offseason.

General manager Ben Cherington said last month that the team would like to discuss an extension with Cespedes, but it seems the outfielder might prefer to play out the final year of his contract before testing free agency. Cafardo also notes that Cespedes doesn't really want to play right field "or work on his defense." The Red Sox figure to make at least one trade this winter given their glut of outfielders, and it sounds like Cespedes might be the one to go.
Source: Boston Globe
Oct 19 - 1:00 PM

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Monday that the club is interested in discussing a contract extension with Yoenis Cespedes this offseason.

"It is just a conversation that we will have at the right time," Cherington said. "There is no specific date we'll plan on having that, but so far, we think the relationship is off to a good start." Cespedes, who will make $10.5 million in 2015 in his final season before free agency, said on Saturday that he's "still not sure if I want to sign an extension or if I want to go to free agency." He batted .269/.296/.423 with five homers and 33 RBI over 51 games for Boston this season and hit .260/.301/.450 with 22 bombs and a career-high 100 RBI overall between the A's and Red Sox.
Sep 29 - 6:35 PM

Yoenis Cespedes was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored against the Yankees on Saturday.

Cespedes knocked home a run with a single in the first inning and added another RBI single in eight-run second inning for the Red Sox. He now has 100 RBI for the year, marking the first time in his career that he has reached the century mark.
Sep 27 - 4:25 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Cespedes had an RBI single off Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez in the fifth inning, giving him 97 RBI on the year. Cespedes has six more games to ensure his first 100-RBI season. His 85 runs scored are also a career best for the 28-year-old.
Sep 21 - 4:53 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit a walk-off RBI single on Friday.

Cespedes cracked the winning single against rapidly decomposing Blue Jays' closer Casey Janssen. While the winning-single in and of itself is nice, Cespedes contributed more than that, as he was all over the place in the win. He finished 4-for-6 with a double, a run scored and a stolen base. With the Red Sox, he's slashing .279/.297/.459. Not too shabby for the recent Red Sox addition. Perhaps next year he can do that for a Sox team that's actually relevant.
Sep 6 - 12:10 AM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 and drove home a pair of runs as the Red Sox trounced the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday.

Cespedes got the Red Sox on the board with an RBI single off Chris Archer in the first inning, and contributed to a five-run uprising in the second as well with an RBI double. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .262/.303/.467 on the year with 21 homers and 89 RBI.
Aug 29 - 11:11 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

Cespedes doubled among his three hits, driving in a run with a single in the first inning. Miraculously, Sunday's multi-hit game was his first since August 5. Despite that, he's been as advertised for the Red Sox, with 18 RBI and 15 runs scored since joining the team at the beginning of the month.
Aug 24 - 6:09 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.

Cespedes grounded into a double play and struck out in his first two at-bats against Felix Hernandez before connecting for the three-run shot in the sixth, an illustration of the ups and downs of Cespedes. He finished 1-for-4 on the night. The home run was his 21st, and Cespedes is seventh in the American League with 83 RBI. The 28-year-old is hitting .252/.293/.461 on the season.
Aug 22 - 10:59 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Cespedes had to leave Thursday's game because of a family medical emergency, but he's back in there a day later. He's batting just .229/.236/.414 but does have three homers and 13 RBI over 18 games since being traded to Boston.
Aug 22 - 3:01 PM

The Red Sox hope that Yoenis Cespedes will be ready to play on Friday.

Cespedes exited early from Thursday's game due to a family medical emergency. Obviously they'll give him as much time as he needs, but it sounds like he could be back in there Friday.
Aug 21 - 10:41 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game versus the Angels due to a personal matter.

Cespedes was hitless in his first at-bat before exiting after the third inning. The Red Sox could clarify his status after the game.
Aug 21 - 8:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
3Dan Butler
4Blake Swihart
1B1Mike Napoli
2Ryan Lavarnway
3Travis Shaw
2B1Mookie Betts
2Jemile Weeks
3Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Sean Coyle
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Juan Francisco
3Garin Cecchini
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Anthony Ranaudo
6Brandon Workman
7Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright
9Drake Britton
10Matt Barnes
11Heath Hembree
12Edwin Escobar