Yoenis Cespedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Rival executive: ‘I will be shocked’ if Mets re-sign Yoenis Cespedes

    Larry Brown Sports "Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been the missing piece that the 2015 New York Mets have needed. With the team in the midst of their first NLCS appearance in nearly a decade, it’s clear that Cespedes’ righty power bat at the cleanup spot and machine gun arm in the outfield have been a huge..." October 19

  • Will Mets lose Cespedes and Murphy?

    CBS Sports "Yoenis Cespedes carried the Mets through August, and Daniel Murphy is carrying them now, when it counts most, in October. They are the Mets' No. 3 and 4 hitters in their lineup, the key guys. But they both could easily be gone by next year. Both are free agents. Neither is guaranteed to..." October 18

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Asked about his bruised fingers from that HBP last week, Cespedes says: "I am 100% ready to start this battle." #Mets

  • Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes suffers bruised fingers after hit by pitch

    ESPN New York "The New York Mets dodged a bullet Wednesday when outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was hit by a pitch on the left hand but escaped with no fractures. Cespedes departed after getting struck by a third-inning fastball from Philadelphia Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus in an eventual 7-5 loss by the..." October 01

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes leaves game after HBP; X-rays negative

    Sporting News "The Mets appear to have avoided a worst-case scenario with slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes left Wednesday's game against the Phillies after being struck in the left hand with pitch. The Mets announced that Cespedes had no broken bones, only contusions on his middle and ring..." October 01

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Cespedes is leaving the game. The ball hit him in the left hand/wrist area. He dropped his bat and let out a yelp. #Mets

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    #Mets calling Cespedes a contusion of his left and ring fingers, but no break. X-rays were negative. What an incredible relief for the team.

  • This tough time is a great chance to learn more about Cespedes

    New York Post "Well, at least the Mets found an effective method of driving attention away from the daily Yoenis Cespedes free-agency update. For the moment, Matt Harvey’s innings limit serves as a more toxic topic than team ownership’s financial limits. And in the long run — although definitely not the..." September 21

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    Marly Rivera ~ ESPN @MarlyRiveraESPN

    Céspedes just told me in our @BBTN and @SportsCenter interview that he will be looking for a contract of 6+ years pic.twitter.com/Hd4mlJX2Cg

  • Yoenis Cespedes discusses his first contract requirement

    New York Post "Yoenis Cespedes has the joy of six on his mind. The Mets outfielder, who can become a free agent after this season, says he wants a new contract that will last at least six years. “I’m not thinking about contract negotiations, but I do know that I will be looking for a contract that is six..." September 19

  • Terry Collins: Yoenis Cespedes’ only comparison is Barry Bonds

    New York Post "Yoenis Cespedes was named National League Player of the Week Monday for a seven-game performance that forced manager Terry Collins to conjure up memories of Barry Bonds. “I’ve seen some guys firsthand and the only guy I can even compare him to closely would be when Barry Bonds would get on a..." September 15

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Yoenis Cespedes will get Sunday off, along with David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud.

  • Mets remove a huge obstacle in re-signing Yoenis Cespedes

    New York Post "The Mets, at the very least, will have a longer period to sign Yoenis Cespedes this offseason. Seeing the potential mutual benefit, the Mets and Cespedes’ representatives changed the clause in his contract that would have given the Mets only five days after the World Series ended to sign him..." September 08

  • Yoenis Cespedes is ballooning his payday — will it be with Mets?

    New York Post "Yoenis Cespedes isn’t ready to tackle the million-dollar — or is it more like $150 million? — question. Asked Monday if he can envision a long-term future with the Mets, the slugging outfielder said he hasn’t put much thought into what will occur after the season. “I really don’t know what..." September 08

  • What kind of contract is Mets' Yoenis Cespedes worth?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Will he or won't he? The big question about Yoenis Cespedes is out. The Mets will need to make a decision whether to re-sign Cespedes this fall and they won't have the luxury of waiting until the offseason. Cespedes has to be released five days after the World Series if there is no extension, and..." August 05

  • Cespedes: Would love to stay as a Met

    ESPN New York "Yoenis Cespedes, in all likelihood, is a rental for the New York Mets. Still, the initial positive impression has Cespedes believing he would like to call Queens his long-term home. "This is something I can't control," Cespedes said through an interpreter Tuesday afternoon. "I don't know what..." August 04

  • Cespedes thinks Tigers were wrong to 'throw in the towel'

    The Score "Yoenis Cespedes wasn't surprised the Detroit Tigers traded him, but that doesn't mean he agrees with the decision. Sitting 3 1/2 games back of the second wild card, general manager Dave Dombrowski opted to ship the slugger to the New York Mets in an attempt to strengthen his minor-league..." August 02

  • Tigers trade Yoenis Cespedes to Mets

    Detroit Free Press "Brad Ausmus said he didn't know what was going to happen to Yoenis Cespedes. But he knew. The Detroit Tigers' leftfielder was going to get traded -- and soon. "I'll keep him as long as they let me," he said after Thursday night's game. But the Tigers' front office didn't let Ausmus pen..." August 01

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Source says Cespedes has been dealt to the Mets .

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Whitesox were aggressive, but fell short, and now out of #Tigers Cespedes sweepstakes

  • Current trade market for Tigers’ OF Yoenis Cespedes

    Oakland Press "The Mets have said throughout this week that they were looking for a big bat. Both Fox Sports national reporters, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, have heard that — after the collapse of the deal to bring Carlos Gomez over from the Brewers — the Mets are now talking to the Tigers about Yoenis..." July 31

  • White Sox Aggressively Pursuing Bat; Interested In Upton, Cespedes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are interested not only in Cespedes but also in the Padres’ Justin Upton, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (via Twitter). 2:41pm: The White Sox are flipping the script and aggressively pursuing a bat, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports on Twitter. Among the many players they’ve..." July 31

  • Tigers Preparing To “Reboot,” Listening On Price, Cespedes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers appear to be lining up for a sale, as Jayson Stark of ESPN.com tweets that the team is telling rivals that they are “rebooting.” Detroit is reportedly ready to listen on David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and other pieces. " July 29

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    .@MarcCarig says #Mets are looking coyly at Yoenis Cespedes, too. One name I keep hearing is Jay Bruce...Mets are scouting him heavily.

  • Tigers to make Price, Cespedes available

    ESPN "The middling Detroit Tigers are in the thick of the American League wild-card picture, but time is running out for president and general manager Dave Dombrowski to assess which side of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline his team will be on. The Tigers, biding time until slugger Miguel..." July 21

  • Cespedes unsure about defending Derby crown

    MLB.com "Yoenis Cespedes has won the last two All-Star Home Run Derby titles. He's not sure yet whether he's going to try to win a third. "Still thinking about it," Cespedes said Thursday through a translator, "but it'll depend on making the All-Star Game." He won the 2013 title without being part of..." June 19

  • Yoenis Cespedes questions the Athletics’ personnel moves

    Hardball Talk "The Oakland Athletics are a very different team now than they were a year ago. In the offseason they lost Jeff Samardzija, Jon Lester, Jason Hammel, Derek Norris, Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss and John Jaso and brought in Ike Davis, Ben Zobrist, Jesse Hahn, Billy Butler, Brett Lawrie and Marcus..." May 25

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Cespedes left game with left quad tightness, Tigers announce. He's day to day.

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Yoenis Cespedes talked to reporters through a translator today and said he feels comfortable here and would play with the Tigers long-term.

  • Red Sox send Cespedes to Tigers for Porcello

    CSN New England "The Red Sox have bolstered their rotation by adding righthander Rick Porcello in a trade with the Tigers than sends outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to Detroit. The trade was first reported by former major league pitcher and current FOX Sports One analyst C.J. Nitkowski. CSNNE.com has confirmed that..." December 12

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    CJ Nitkowski @CJNitkowski

    Told Cespedes to Detroit, Porcello to Boston is done.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #RedSox and #Reds have discussed deal that would send Yoenis Cespedes to Cincinnati, but there's been no recent progress, sources say.

  • Red Sox to move Cespedes to center or right field

    CSN Bay Area "The Red Sox introduced Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez on Tuesday. Sandoval will play third base, but Ramirez will shift from shortstop to left field due to the presence of 22-year-old Xander Bogaerts. That means incumbent left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will have to find a new..." November 26

  • Red Sox may find trading Cespedes is a little trickier than expected

    CBS Sports "With both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez now on the board, the Red Sox suddenly have a major outfield surplus. Hanley joins Yoenis Cespedes, Rusney Castillo, Allen Craig, Jackie Bradley Jr., Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, Mookie Betts and Bryce Brentz as outfielders on the 40-man roster. At..." November 25

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Mariners have had trade talks on multiple RH outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes, and Justin Upton. They want to land one.

  • Red Sox trade rumors: Ranking Boston's top trade candidates

    Sporting News "One year, $10.5 million left on deal; free agent after 2015 Both at the plate and in the field, Cespedes is a highlight-reel player whose overall performance over a full season is not as impressive as you might think. In 2014, he hit .260/.301/.450 with 22 homers, which is nothing to sneeze at,..." November 25

  • Farrell shoots down report of coaches hating Cespedes

    CSN New England "Red Sox manager John Farrell, in an MLB Network Radio interview, dismissed a report that his coaching staff didn't like outfielder Yoenis Cespedes as "totally unfounded." "Totally surprised, completely off guard," Farrell said was his reaction to a New York Daily News story last weekend that..." October 30

  • The Red Sox will trade Yoenis Cespedes eventually

    SB Nation "The Red Sox are going to trade Yoenis Cespedes. It's not what they initially wanted to do after sending Jon Lester to the A's for him in July, but that's what's going to end up happening. It's not necessarily a failing that will cause it, either, and you can likely dismiss any rumors about the Red..." October 28