Yoenis Cespedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yoenis Cespedes should be ready for Tuesday’s game

    Hardball Talk "The Mets are off today, and that day off may be just enough to get outfielder Yoenis Cespedes ready to start their next game, on Tuesday, against the Braves. At least that’s what he’s telling Mets manager Terry Collins. Cespedes did not play in the weekend series against the Nationals, but was..." April 24

  • Yoenis Cespedes (hammy) sits out again, but hopes to return Tuesday

    ESPN "Yoenis Cespedes was again held out of the New York Mets' lineup on Sunday because of a hamstring injury, with manager Terry Collins acknowledging the possibility the 31-year-old slugger could be headed to the disabled list if he's not fit to play by Tuesday. Collins said Cespedes told him he..." April 24

  • Collins concerned after Cespedes exits with hamstring issue

    New York Post "The walking wounded became the walking dead Thursday night — hardly the kind of preamble the Mets needed heading into a series with the defending NL East champions. An already hurting bunch was left to wonder about Yoenis Cespedes’ status, after the All-Star outfielder departed the Mets’ 6-4..." April 21

  • Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

    Larry Brown Sports "Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes has a message for American baseball players and fans. The New York Mets outfielder recorded a video shared by “We are Mitu” on Facebook in which he explained the difference between the Latin and American cultures of baseball. He said that Latin players celebrate..." March 23

  • Cespedes: I want to be the 1st Mets player to win MVP

    New York Post "Since joining the Mets, Yoenis Cespedes has been instrumental in two playoff runs, guaranteed himself $137.5 million in salary and become a larger star. He wants to add to that résumé. Yoenis Cespedes is eyeing an MVP trophy. “That’s what I want,” Cespedes told The Post through a..." March 10

  • Cespedes' new-built strength has him bear squatting 1,000 lbs

    ESPN "Yoenis Cespedes is incapable of subtlety. He is someone who will show up on the first day of spring training at the wheel of a glittering custom-made car, and then in another the next day, and then another, and another -- a mechanic's dream -- before closing out the parade of rides on a buckskin..." March 04

  • Cespedes' brother making name for himself

    MLB.com "The bright orange wrist bands, the blue socks pulled up high, and the way he looked down at the grass and strutted back to his position in the outfield were the first clues. Yoelkis Cespedes Maceo's face, especially those eyebrows, looked young, but familiar. And that throwing arm -- the one he..." February 02

  • With Cespedes back, Mets may look to trade one of their outfielders

    CBS Sports "The Mets on Tuesday agreed to terms with slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on a four-year, $110 million contract. That gives the Mets some much needed assurances in terms of power in the lineup, but it also leaves them with a bit of an outfield glut. Cespedes joins fellow fly-catchers Curtis..." November 30

  • Re-signing Yoenis Cespedes a move the Mets had to make

    ESPN "Make it two years in a row that the New York Mets have re-signed their slugger -- with favorable terms. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes agreed to a four-year, $110 million contract with the Mets on Tuesday that should be finalized within days. And that makes it two straight offseasons that Mets..." November 29

  • Yoenis Cespedes is coming back to the Mets

    New York Post "Yo is back. The Mets have reached an agreement to re-sign star slugger Yoenis Cespedes, according to FOX Sports. The deal is worth a reported $110 million over four years. Cespedes, 31, was considered the top free agent in baseball. He hit .280 with 31 homers and 86 RBIs last season as..." November 29

  • Yoenis Cespedes not part of Yankees’ free agent plans

    New York Daily News "After the Yankees dealt veteran Brian McCann to the Astros last week, Brian Cashman said the move opened up the possibility of pursuing some lumber while the team still focuses on its main goal of strengthening the rotation and bullpen. But don’t expect free-agent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes..." November 23

  • Cespedes will get extra year he craves — but from Mets?

    New York Post "The Mets remain optimistic a deal can be struck that will return Yoenis Cespedes to their lineup in 2017, but market forces are threatening to thwart that reunion. Within the industry, there is a growing sense the star outfielder will command a five-year deal, which would leave the Mets facing..." November 22

  • Yoenis Cespedes interested in returning to Mets, but is talking with ‘a few’ other teams

    New York Daily News "The Mets are still very much in the mix. While they do not know where they stand exactly with Yoenis Cespedes, the team feels that the Cuban slugger has narrowed down the teams he is talking to and the Mets remain strongly in the running, a team source said. “I know he’s talked to some people...." November 18

  • Yoenis Cespedes, Jose Abreu Named as Witnesses in Smuggling Trial

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball All-Stars Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Abreu are among the names listed on a witness list for a trial against agent Bartolo Hernandez and his associate, Julio Estrada, for smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States. Per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), the..." November 15

  • Yoenis Cespedes: Declines qualifying offer

    CBS Sports "Cespedes rejected the Mets' one-year, $17.2 million dollar qualifying offer Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. This news comes as no surprise, as Cespedes is one of the premier right-handed bats to grace the free agent market this offseason. " November 14

  • No need to panic for Mets as chances of Nationals signing Yoenis Cespedes are slim

    New York Daily News "It’s every Mets’ fan’s worst nightmare: Yoenis Cespedes being wooed by the Nationals to team up with Daniel Murphy, who tormented his old team last season, hitting .413 with a ridiculous .776 slugging percentage against them. But is it likely? Well, the Mets should be glad Jayson Werth has..." November 14

  • Cespedes will have no shortage of suitors

    MLB.com "Yoenis Cespedes is the biggest bat on the free-agent market for the second offseason in a row. The only difference is, this year, everyone knows it. Coming off an All-Star season in New York, Cespedes will likely command the multi-year, nine-figure deal he sought last offseason. He could set..." November 12

  • Giants will look at Cespedes, other big bats

    Fanrag Sports "The Giants are at least surveying the outfield market (Yoenis Cespedes?) while considering whether to go with prospects Mac Williamson and Jarrett Parker. The Giants have been seen as one of the more likely pursuers of Cespedes, whom they considered a year ago, but will consider all avenues to..." November 09

  • Mets unlikely to make free agent splash if Yoenis Cespedes walks

    New York Daily News "Jose Bautista? Dexter Fowler? Ian Desmond? Edwin Encarnacion? Don't get too excited thinking about the possibilities Sandy Alderson could come up with to replace Yoenis Cespedes. It doesn’t seem as if the Mets general manager will be going too far outside the box if they are unable to re-sign the..." November 09

  • Why is Nationals GM speculating about Yoenis Cespedes fit?

    New York Post "The worst scenario for the Mets beyond losing Yoenis Cespedes would be having him join Daniel Murphy on the Nationals. Washington GM Mike Rizzo would not directly say his club is pursuing Cespedes. But the Nats did last year, and Rizzo offered ways to work a corner bat into their lineup by..." November 09

  • Mets are “very interested” in re-signing Cespedes

    Hardball Talk "Sandy Alderson met with the media yesterday. It was the first time since the end of the season that he did so. And the Mets media — and all of Mets fandom — has only one question: what’s up with Yoenis Cespedes? Alderson said that he spoke to Yoenis Cespedes’ representatives 7-10 days ago. He..." November 08

  • Letting Yoenis Cespedes go hurts Mets, who can afford him

    The Comeback "It’s possible that the New York Mets will figure out a way to bring Yoenis Cespedes back. Let’s start with that. On Friday, Cespedes opted out of the three-year, $75 million that he signed with the Mets last offseason. He’s coming off a season in which he compiled a triple-slash average of..." November 07

  • Cespedes opts out of contract with Mets

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes has told the Mets is is opting out of his three-year deal with and will become a free agent, according to industry sources. The Cuban slugger had been expected to make that move in order to seek a multi-year deal worth over $100 million ever since he signed with the Mets last..." November 05

  • Mets have not engaged Yoenis Cespedes on contract

    ESPN "Yoenis Cespedes will opt out of his contract no later than Saturday, and the New York Mets have not held talks with him in advance of that event. The Mets remain pessimistic Cespedes will decide to return, believing he will try to maximize his payday. There remains an aversion in the..." November 02

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