Yoenis Cespedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Yoenis Cespedes to reportedly opt out of Mets contract and become a free agent

    CBS Sports "The three-year, $75 million contract that slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes signed with the Mets in January of course included an opt-out. That opt-out allows Cespedes to forgo the final two years and $47.5 million of his Mets contract in favor of free agency this upcoming offseason. According..." October 27

  • Mets have the luxury to slow-play winter market with Cespedes

    ESPN "Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey provided another look at Yoenis Cespedes' greatest flaw as a hitter in the National League wild-card game, likely Cespedes' last game before he hits the free-agent market again. Posey kept hoisting his glove high, setting a target for Bumgarner above the strike..." October 23

  • Opt-outta here? Mets brace for Yoenis Cespedes' expected free agency

    ESPN "Although the New York Mets departed the postseason earlier than they hoped with a wild-card loss Wednesday, it certainly was an accomplishment to play meaningful October baseball, considering the roster's decimation because of injuries. Now, though, the focus shifts to the offseason, beginning..." October 06

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Early exit Sunday

    CBS Sports "Cespedes left Sunday's game in the seventh inning with an undisclosed injury, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports." September 18

  • Yankees listed as 'likely suitor' for Mets' Yoenis Cespedes

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's never too early to look ahead to the hot stove. As the Mets attempt to secure a wild card berth and Yankees try to stay alive in the American League, it's easy to live in the moment around the local baseball teams. But whenever baseball does end in New York this fall, a huge decision..." September 18

  • Mets-Cespedes talks likely start at 4 years, $100M: MLB insiders

    New York Post "Yoenis Cespedes is having the season of his career, which is exactly what the Mets wanted when they re-signed him last January. How to deal with Cespedes’ long-term status was something general manager Sandy Alderson would deal with when the time arose. That time is soon coming. Five days..." September 16

  • Will Yoenis Cespedes walk away from Mets after season?

    North Jersey "Yoenis Cespedes is saying the right things about opting out of his contract after 2016 – he insists he’s not going anywhere. But the Mets should be smart enough to prepare for the worst. The Cuban slugger clearly enjoys playing in New York. Yet every dramatic home run increases the odds that..." August 24

  • This is how Yoenis Cespedes needs to play for Mets to win

    New York Post "Keep golfing baseballs out of the ballpark, Yo. For six innings Sunday night, the Mets were dead in the water with Jeff Samardzija firing a no-hitter. Then Curtis Granderson doubled, and that golfing demon, Yoenis Cespedes, drove a low pitch high onto the walkway down the left-field line,..." August 22

  • Cespedes: Playing golf 'did not affect' my injury

    CBS Sports "The Mets, prior to Friday's game against the Giants (NYM-SF GameTracker), activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list, where he'd been since Aug. 4 because of a strained quad. Cespedes had been dealing with that injury for quite a while before he was deactivated, and Mets GM Sandy..." August 20

  • Yoenis Cespedes needs MVP-like finish or it’s over for Mets

    New York Post "Yo, what you really got? Yoenis Cespedes had better be able to pull a miracle out of his backwards-turned hat, because the collapsing Mets desperately need one after Thursday night’s soul-shattering 10-7 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park. Jacob deGrom instantly gave back a 4-0 lead given to..." August 19

  • Mets GM: Cespedes playing golf injured was 'bad optics'

    The Score "After allowing Yoenis Cespedes the chance to try and battle through the pain of a right quadriceps strain, the New York Mets placed their prized slugger on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, and it wasn't because of a golf injury. The 30-year-old Cespedes came under some scrutiny for playing..." August 05

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes headed to disabled list as outfield gets a little less crowded

    New York Daily News "Well, it seems like the crowded Mets outfield just got a little less crowded - but this isn’t the guy they can afford to lose. Yoenis Cespedes is heading to the 15-day disabled list, the Mets announced after the game, hampered by a quad injury that saw him miss seven games recently. "He..." August 04

  • Yoenis Cespedes’ right quad acts up, forcing his exit after fifth inning

    Newsday "Yoenis Cespedes is trying to play through the pain in his right quadriceps. Even though he was removed after five innings of Saturday night’s 7-2 loss to the Rockies when it acted up, the Mets slugger said he plans to continue to try to stay on the field as much as possible. Although maybe not..." July 31

  • Yoenis Cespedes misses fourth straight game as quad injury lingers

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes ran in the outfield and did high steps and side steps before Saturday night’s game against the Phillies, but the Mets slugger could not work his way back into the lineup. Cespedes was out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game with a strained right quad. Terry..." July 17

  • Mets don't anticipate Thor, Yo being out for long

    MLB.com "Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes will not participate in the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday, but the Mets do not anticipate that the duo will miss much more time than that. Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that Syndergaard will not..." July 10

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes leave game early with ailments

    Sporting News "Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes both left Friday night's game early against the Nationals, but for different health-related reasons. Cespedes, who leads the Mets with 21 home runs and 52 RBIs, departed after three innings with a strained right quadriceps muscle and..." July 09

  • Yoenis Cespedes leaves game with apparent injury

    Hardball Talk "As if Mets fans weren’t worried and panicked enough due to the team’s injuries and offensive problems of late: Yoenis Cespedes was lifted from this afternoon’s game against the Royals with an apparent injury." June 22

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