Yoenis Cespedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mets hope Cespedes can avoid DL after having leg drained

    ESPN "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had "a lot" of fluid drained from his upper right leg on Monday and remains unavailable, manager Terry Collins said. Cespedes was examined by team doctors now that the Mets have returned from their three-city road trip. He aggravated an existing..." April 25

  • Mets' Collins concerned about limping Cespedes

    The Score "The New York Mets were without slugger Yoenis Cespedes on Saturday after the Cuban slugger took a day off to continue to rest his bruised upper right leg, and there's a chance he won't return to action until after the weekend. Manager Terry Collins spoke with reporters prior to his club's..." April 24

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes aggravates leg injury in Friday's win

    ESPN New York "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes may be out of the starting lineup on Saturday. Cespedes departed Friday’s game in the eighth inning with a recurrence of discomfort in his right leg. He aggravated an existing injury when he slid into second base on a double the previous..." April 23

  • Cespedes blames 'shocking' error on being human

    The Score "Kauffman Stadium has become somewhat of a house of horrors defensively for Yoenis Cespedes. The New York Mets outfielder dropped a routine fly ball in the first inning Sunday that eventually led to the first run of the game - a play reminiscent of his first-inning blunder during Game 1 of the..." April 04

  • $75M player still has something to prove to Mets

    North Jersey "It’s been a couple of weeks since Yoenis Cespedes showed off the last of his exotic cars (and let’s not forget the horses, too). No one had a problem with it, although it was clear Terry Collins was more interested in Cespedes’ bat speed than in his Lamborghini’s RPM red line. On to more..." March 23

  • Old-school Terry Collins learns to coexist with Mets star Yoenis Cespedes

    New York Daily News "They are a baseball odd couple, the old-school manager and the glitzy center fielder with the flashy cars who likes to wear his cap backwards. Suffice it to say there was a time when Terry Collins and Yoenis Cespedes couldn’t have coexisted, at least not peacefully. But as times have changed,..." March 16

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes prepares to man center but prefers left field

    ESPN New York "Yoenis Cespedes candidly acknowledged he prefers playing left field. But he insists he is fully on board with manning center field against right-handed pitching for the New York Mets during the upcoming season. After three games at designated hitter to begin Grapefruit League play, Cespedes..." March 10

  • PETA comes after Yoenis Cespedes after $7K pig butchering

    New York Post "Yoenis Cespedes is quite the ham — and so evidently is his prized pig. But not everybody is laughing about Porkygate. After the Mets outfielder told The Post on Wednesday the 270-pound pig he recently bought for $7,000 in an auction at a local fair had been sent to the butcher, PETA released..." March 03

  • Cespedes sends prized hog to butcher

    The Score "A $7,000 pig roast is in the future for Yoenis Cespedes. The flashy outfielder has wowed onlookers with his impressive car collection this spring, and he topped it off by purchasing a 270-pound "grand champion" hog from a local fair near the team's facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., but he's..." March 02

  • Yoenis Cespedes bought an award-winning pig at a fair

    Larry Brown Sports "Yoenis Cespedes has been all over the internet lately for his extravagant possessions, most notably all the exotic cars he keeps driving to spring training. But let us not forget about his pig. Cespedes attended the St. Lucie County Fair over the weekend, and he did not leave empty-handed. A..." March 01

  • Collins: 'Not going to mess with' Yoenis Cespedes' backward cap

    New York Daily News "By now, the Mets know Yoenis Cespedes has his own style. He is brash and bold. The Cuban slugger likes flashy clothes and, obviously, cars. He showboats after home runs and wears his cap backwards during batting practice. For an old-school manager like Terry Collins, it is a learning..." February 26

  • GM: Yoenis Cespedes signing shows Mets want to win now

    Newsday "The Mets weren’t bluffing. Indeed, for much of the offseason, and despite a growing outcry from fans, general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets believed that the chances of keeping Yoenis Cespedes looked unlikely. But throughout it all, Alderson said on a conference call on Wednesday, the..." January 27

  • Report: Cespedes to undergo physical for Mets on Tuesday

    The Score "The New York Mets will take another step towards finalizing a three-year, $75-million deal with Yoenis Cespedes on Tuesday when the outfielder will be in town to undergo his physical, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. Cespedes reportedly agreed to return to the Mets on Friday, despite receiving..." January 25

  • Yoenis Cespedes will be eligible for a qualifying offer next winter

    Hardball Talk "As part of his reported three-year, $75 million deal with the Mets, Yoenis Cespedes will have the ability to opt out of the contract after the first year. He will receive a $27.5 million salary for 2016 if he decides to opt out. Due to his major league service time, there was some question about..." January 23

  • Yoenis Cespedes agrees to three-year deal with Mets

    SI "Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to terms with the New York Mets on a deal for three years with a one-year opt-out clause, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports estimates the deal is in the $75 million range and includes a no-trade clause. If Cespedes opts..." January 23

  • Cespedes prefers to stay in New York, calls Yankees as Mets talk upping contract offer

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes loves playing in New York. Does he love it enough to leave millions on the table from the Nationals and re-sign with the Mets? That surprising possibility emerged on Thursday night as Cespedes went about deciding between a five-year offer from the Nationals and the parameters of..." January 22

  • Cespedes torn between Nats' offer, desire to stay with Mets

    Fox Sports "Late Thursday afternoon, the Nationals’ signing of free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes seemed likely, if not inevitable. The Nats had made Cespedes a five-year offer for an unspecified amount, according to major-league sources. The Mets were unwilling to go beyond three years, sources..." January 22

  • Sources: After missing out on Upton, Nationals pursuing Yoenis Cespedes

    Fox Sports "Almost a year ago to the day, the Nationals stunned the baseball world and signed free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 free-agent contract. Could the signing of free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes be the next bombshell out of Washington D.C.? The exact market for..." January 21

  • The solution for the Mets is easy: Sign Yoenis Cespedes to a five-year deal

    Fox Sports "The solution for the Mets is easy – so easy, I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before. Sign Yoenis Cespedes. Sign him to a five-year, $120 million contract with a two-year opt-out and a ton of deferred money. Cespedes, 30, could claim victory – he would get the long-term security he..." January 20

  • Padres monitoring market for Cespedes

    San Diego Union-Tribune "With a month left until spring training, the Padres' offseason has involved few mentions of high-end pursuits. General Manager A.J. Preller said in December his focus would not be on pricey free agents. But now it is Jan. 19, and Yoenis Cespedes remains unsigned. According to a source, the..." January 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Marlins among teams that have discussed pursuing Cespedes on short-term deal. Likely would require accompanying trade of Ozuna.

  • Angels “not going after” Yoenis Cespedes because of luxury tax

    Hardball Talk "Yoenis Cespedes and the Angels seem like a natural fit, but Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that owner Arte Moreno is determined to stay under the luxury tax threshold and is “not going after” Cespedes. At the moment the Angels have Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry atop their left field depth..." January 19

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Marlins have no interest in signing Cespedes, #Marlins prez David Samson says, citing crowded OF

  • Will the Astros be the team to sign Yoenis Cespedes?

    SB Nation "Yoenis Cespedes is still a free agent, but with the Chris Davis impasse finally at an end, that probably won't be the case for much longer. Who will sign Yo, though? Peter Gammons mentioned that the Astros are a team whose name keeps coming up with executives around the league, and that's..." January 18

  • Baltimore restaurant offers Cespedes free crabs for life

    Yahoo! Sports "On Friday, MLB insider Jon Heyman reported that the Baltimore Orioles had offered free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes a five-year contract worth around $90MM. It was also reported Friday by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick that Cespedes has been seeking a six-year deal worth around $22MM annually,..." January 18

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Yoenis Cespedes process is intensifying and something could get done in the next few days.....hearing as many as... https://t.co/7BotMT70uM

  • Cespedes reportedly near end of free agency

    MLB.com "Yoenis Cespedes' free agency might be entering its final stages. The outfielder's search for a team is "intensifying," according to ESPN's Jim Bowden, who reported the process could conclude within a few days. As many as 10 teams remain in "active contact" with Cespedes' camp, Bowden..." January 17

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    orioles offer to cespedes is said to be about 90M for 5 years. may include 6th year option. uncertain how he'll respond.

  • Report: Yoenis Cespedes “weighing” Orioles vs. Mets offers

    Hardball Talk "Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com and Jon Heyman of MLB Network are both reporting that the Orioles have made Yoenis Cespedes a five-year offer thought to be in the $90 million range and now Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Cespedes is “believed to be weighing” that offer vs. a one-year offer to..." January 15

  • What’s holding up huge paydays for Cespedes, other top sluggers

    New York Post "-Someone once wrote that, when contemplating multiple hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Now, it’s true the person who wrote that, William of Ockham, never saw Yoenis Cespedes play baseball. In William’s defense, he died in 1347. Yet as much of the baseball..." January 13

  • Cespedes wants $150 million and no one wants to give it to him

    SB Nation "Yoenis Cespedes is one of the many free agents who, to the surprise of many, are still classified as such at this late date. If the note Nick Cafardo dropped into his Sunday column in the Boston Globe is any indication, though, we can probably figure out how he's still around to be signed in a..." January 11

  • Mets Cespedes era over; talks brief, complementary OF now sought

    CBS Sports "If Mets fans are still holding out hope they may yet find superstar outfielder Yoenis Cespedes under the tree, they can forget about it. The signing of Alejandro De Aza seemed to pretty well close the door on Cespedes, and sources say the Mets' foray into the Cespedes market was brief. And now..." December 24

  • Noah Syndergaard wants the Mets to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's almost Christmas and Yoenis Cespedes still is on the hunt for a mega contract. The longer this goes on, maybe the right-handed-hitting slugger circles back to the Mets and re-signs with them for something both sides can live with. Noah Syndergaard, one of the Mets aces, wants Cespedes..." December 21

  • How David Wright — and his insurance — can help the Cespedes void

    New York Post "If the rest of this Mets offseason proceeds without any major surprises, then two questions will loom over the defending National League champions as they prepare for 2016. The first question concerns a player who almost certainly won’t be back. The second concerns a player who definitely will..." December 11

  • How Royals fit among the serious Yoenis Cespedes suitors

    New York Post "Four teams have shown the most interest so far in Yoenis Cespedes, and three are no surprise. The Angels, Giants and Tigers have been expected to bid aggressively for corner outfielders. But the fourth club is a shock – the World Series champion Royals. Both of Kansas City’s 2015 corner..." December 09

  • Tigers' interest in Cespedes seems unrealistic, despite reports

    Detroit News "Media reports circulated at the Major League Baseball winter meetings Monday morning indicating the Tigers had looked into the potential of signing an expensive free-agent outfielder – either Yoenis Cespedes or Alex Gordon. That's rather hard to believe for a couple of reasons. In Jordan..." December 07

  • Tigers say they aren’t in on Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Gordon

    Hardball Talk "It came as a bit of a surprise this morning when CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that the Tigers were looking at free agent outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Gordon. However, Tigers general manager Al Avila downplayed the possibility of pursuing either player while talking to the media earlier..." December 07

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Hearing Angels may make a run at Cespedes. He's Roc Nation's second major MLB FA (Cano) but agent Kyle Thousand should have several suitors.

  • Rangers Not Expected To Go After Cespedes

    Real GM Baseball "The Texas Rangers inquired about Yoenis Cespedes more than once when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics, but they are unlikely to chase him in free agency. Texas already has nearly $120 million committed for 2016, not including arbitration-eligible players." November 23

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Yoenis Cespedes isn’t undergoing special offseason treatment for left shoulder injury (AC joint discomfort) he sustained in postseason.

  • Yoenis Cespedes expected to leave Mets in free agency

    ESPN "The Mets are expected to modestly pursue Yoenis Cespedes as a free agent, but a team official told ESPN.com it is highly likely he signs elsewhere. The Mets' acquisition of Cespedes as a rental from the Detroit Tigers 13 minutes before the non-waiver trade deadline for highly regarded pitching..." November 02

  • Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes leaves Game 5 after fouling ball off knee

    ESPN "Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes departed Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday after fouling a ball off the top of his left knee in the sixth inning. Batting with the bases loaded and none out, Cespedes dropped to the ground in agony after fouling the pitch from Kansas City Royals right-hander..." November 02

  • Report: “Increasing belief” Mets let Cespedes leave in free agency

    Baseball Essential "If you are a fan of the New York Mets, you might want to soak in these moments of watching Yoenis Cespedes play outfield everyday at Citi Field because his time with the Mets is likely almost over. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that there is an “increasing belief” that the Mets will let..." November 01

  • Yoenis Cespedes 'not playing with a full tank'

    ESPN New York "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes acknowledged Monday that his shoulder will not be fully healthy during the World Series. Cespedes injured the AC joint in his left shoulder and was forced to depart Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday in Chicago. He received a..." October 27

  • Mets' Cespedes: I'll be ready for Game 1 of World Series

    CBS Sports "Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had to depart Game 4 of the NLCS early due to a shoulder injury -- with controversy attached, since he had golfed earlier that day -- but the World Series doesn't start until Tuesday. He told reporters at a workout/press conference Saturday that he feels..." October 25

  • Yoenis Cespedes got a cortisone injection, should be OK for the World Series

    Hardball Talk "Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Wednesday’s NLCS Game 4 in the middle of the second inning due to shoulder soreness. He had a cortisone injection in his left shoulder yesterday, however, and the Mets expect him to be ready for the World Series starting on Tuesday." October 24

  • Yoenis Cespedes misses voluntary Mets workout, doesn’t receive cortisone shot for sore shoulder

    New York Daily News "Another postseason workout, another missing Met. Yoenis Cespedes is not at Friday’s voluntary workout at Citi Field. The outfielder, who left the Mets’ Game 4 win over the Cubs Wednesday in Chicago, did not have a cortisone shot for his sore left shoulder, which forced him out of the game in..." October 23

  • Yoenis Cespedes leaves Mets game in second inning with left shoulder soreness

    New York Daily News "In the "Mets can't have nice things even when they are going to the World Series" department, stud outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Game 4 of the NLCS in the middle of the second inning for left shoulder soreness, according to the Mets. Mets manager Terry Collins told TBS reporter..." October 22

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    New York Mets @Mets

    .@ynscspds left tonight's game with a sore left shoulder. #Mets

  • Cespedes exits Game 4 for undisclosed reason

    The Score "New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes exited Wednesday's Game 4 of the NLCS during the second inning for unknown reasons. The Mets were leading the Chicago Cubs 6-0 at the time of his departure. Cespedes went 0-for-1 with a walk and run scored in two plate appearances before Juan Lagares..." October 21

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