Yoenis Cespedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • 3d
    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

  • 8d
    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

  • 8d
    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

  • 20d
    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

  • 26d
    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

  • 70d
    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Source says Cespedes has been dealt to the Mets .

  • 70d
    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

  • 75d
    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

  • 211d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

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

  • 221d
    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

  • 302d
    CJ Nitkowski @CJNitkowski

    Told Cespedes to Detroit, Porcello to Boston is done.

  • 304d
    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

  • 318d
    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

  • On Yoenis Cespedes in Boston: “He marches to his own drum and the coaches all hate him”

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to switch agents to Roc Nation is said to increase the likelihood the Red Sox will trade the Cuban slugger this winter while they can still get something substantial in return for him with his free agency pending after next season. If so, this poses yet another intriguing..." October 28

  • Yoenis Cespedes Signs With Jay Z's Roc Nation

    Boston Globe "Jay Z’s Roc Nation has announced that they have brought another sports star into their fold: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The entertainment company, which represents athletes such as Kevin Durant, CC Sabathia, and Victor Cruz, tweeted the news Monday afternoon that Cespedes was now a Roc..." October 21

  • Sox open to discussing extension with Cespedes

    MLB.com "The Red Sox are interested in negotiating a contract extension with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes during the offseason, but they aren't exactly sure when those talks will occur. "It is just a conversation that we will have at the right time," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said on Monday...." September 30

  • Sox' Cespedes assures Castillo he's not on an island

    Boston Herald "Rusney Castillo owes Yoenis Cespedes a hug. It’s entirely possible Castillo wouldn’t be making his big league debut this week or earning $72.5 million from the Red Sox without the efforts of his countryman, who helped blaze a trail from Cuba in 2012. “He actually already gave me a hug,”..." September 16

  • Yoenis Cespedes leaves game due to ‘personal matter’

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Angels after three innings. The Red Sox announced that he left the game on “a personal matter” and was not injured. Before exiting, Cespedes had uncoiled a rocket of a throw to nab a runner (attempting to score from second on a..." August 22

  • Red Sox send Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes to A's for Yoenis Cespedes

    WEEI Boston "According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox have sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in exchange for power hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The Athletics are loading for bear in their rotation, believing that power pitching is what wins in the postseason. With Lester —..." August 01

  • 435d
    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Can confirm Lester and Gomes to OAK for Cespedes. First reported by @alexspeier

  • 442d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Thumb sprain for Cespedes. X rays negative.

  • Céspedes eager to defend his Home Run Derby title

    San Francisco Chronicle "Yoenis Céspedes is officially set to defend his Home Run Derby title after Toronto's Jose Bautista named him to the American League squad on Tuesday. Céspedes said after batting practice that he will not stop early as he did last year, when advised to do so by David Ortiz. Céspedes won with 32..." July 09

  • Yoenis Cespedes throw wows for A's

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Angels walked off with a 14-inning victory Tuesday night, but that didn't stop them from shaking their heads in amazement at a throw Yoenis Cespedes made earlier in the game. The Oakland Athletics' left fielder -- after chasing down a Mike Trout liner that had bounced off his..." June 11

  • 532d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Left hamstring for Cespedes, will miss a few games.

  • Yoenis Céspedes makes up for error in 3-0 A's win

    San Francisco Chronicle "Yoenis Céspedes made an error on a knuckling liner in the seventh inning Sunday, the drive to left-center by the Mariners' Corey Hart banging off the top of his glove. The mistake didn't translate into a run, and the game remained scoreless - until Céspedes stepped to the plate the next inning..." April 14

  • A's Céspedes gains weight to lose injuries

    San Francisco Chronicle "Yoenis Céspedes' offseason workouts left him 15 pounds heavier and just might help prevent some of the nagging injuries that might have led to his sophomore slump. Céspedes' trainer, Adam Brush, said by phone from Boca Raton, Fla., that they worked on improving areas where Céspedes had injuries..." February 23

  • 608d
    John Hickey @JHickey3

    LF Yoenis Cespedes said he'd like to have an extension with #Athletics when current four-year deal is up after the 2015 season.

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