Yoenis Cespedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Yoenis Cespedes on saving Mets from slump: ‘I’m not Superman’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The New York Mets’ offense has been mired in a prolonged slump. But Yoenis Cespedes, who is struggling at the plate himself, insists he alone cannot save the team from its hitting woes. “I’m not Superman,” Cespedes said in Spanish after the Mets dropped Tuesday’s doubleheader in a pair of 3-1..." June 08

  • Mets dealing with injuries to OFs Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares

    ESPN "Manager Terry Collins is bracing for a skeleton lineup when the New York Mets face Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez on Sunday in the series finale. With three regular starters already on the disabled list, Yoenis Cespedes was scratched Saturday because of soreness in his right hip. Then Juan..." June 05

  • Cespedes: 'I could spend the rest of my career' with Mets

    MLB.com "The visitors' batting cage at Nationals Park is a spacious area, with colorless walls contrasting with fake green turf, and a bank of white plastic folding chairs off to one side. Throughout the Mets' recent three-game series with the Nationals, the chairs generally sat empty, unused, save for one..." May 27

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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