Yoenis Cespedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • D-backs discussed trade of Skaggs, Pollock with A's for Cespedes

    AZ Snake Pit "It certainly backs up much of what has been suspected - that the trade of Heath Bell was not the last item, and the D-backs are looking for a power outfield arm. Interestingly, they appear to be thinking for the long term as well: Cespedes has only two years of service time, so would be under team..." December 05

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    Joe Stiglich @joestiglich

    Cespedes is taking BP today. Says he'll be playing LF Friday "if I have to throw the ball left-handed" #Athletics

  • A's Céspedes likely to rest shoulder till playoffs

    San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bob Melvin said that Yoenis Céspedes is a "little bit better" after coming out of Friday night's game with continued right shoulder soreness but the team won't really get a read on how he is until he hits and throws something he didn't do Saturday. He's unlikely to play in the..." September 29

  • Yoenis Cespedes leaves game with lingering shoulder soreness

    Hardball Talk "Here’s a concerning development for the Athletics with the start of the postseason just days away. According to Joe Stliglich of CSNBayArea.com Yoenis Cespedes was forced to leave last night’s win over the Mariners in the fourth inning after aggravating his right shoulder. The 27-year-old has..." September 28

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    John Hickey @JHickey3

    Yoenis Cespedes to throw today in Anaheim to test his right shoulder. A's want him to get "multiple games" in LF this week Bob Melvin said.

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    MRI results reveal tendinitis in Cespedes' right shoulder. No tear though. So he'll continue to play mostly at DH for now.

  • Parker, Cespedes return following scratches

    MLB.com "Jarrod Parker and Yoenis Cespedes -- both late scratches in Sunday's series finale against the Rangers -- returned to the A's lineup for the first game of a three-game set against the Angels on Monday. Parker missed his start due to illness and was replaced by Tommy Milone but appears to be..." September 17

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    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    If Cespedes comes out of BP well today, there's a good chance he plays tomorrow, Melvin said. He's unsure if he'd be available tonight.

  • Athletics will open gates early so fans can watch Cespedes take BP

    CBS Sports "Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes put on a remarkable show en route to winning the Home Run Derby on Monday night, and now the team will let its fans get a taste of the action. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Oakland will open the O.co Coliseum gates an hour early on Fridays so fans can see..." July 17

  • Bryce Harper finishes behind Yoenis Cespedes in Home Run Derby

    Washington Post "It was always him and his dad. That’s how Bryce Harper remembers it. He would wait for Ron Harper to come home from his shift as an ironworker, a 5-year-old bundle of energy pleading for a pitcher. Out they would head, either into the family garage or to one of the dusty Las Vegas diamonds near..." July 16

  • Cespedes beats Harper to claim Derby title

    MLB.com "Yoenis Cespedes might not be an actual All-Star, but he was the undisputed star on Monday night after winning his first Chevrolet Home Run Derby title. With nine homers in the finals, Cespedes topped Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, who hit eight. Cespedes put on a show for the sold-out..." July 16

  • A's Yoenis Cespedes fills out Home Run Derby roster

    MLB.com "On June 30, the commentary crew on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball marveled over the beauty of Orioles slugger Chris Davis' home run swing. It looked like Davis had barely made contact. The ball zipped straight out of the park. Watching Davis hit home runs has been one of the more exciting..." July 10

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    As expected, no Crisp or Cespedes in lineup again today against #Yankees. #Athletics always extra cautious with leg injuries.

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Crisp (heel), Cespedes (hamstring) not in lineup. No surprise, esp. with Cespedes. Have to think day game tomorrow unlikely for him too.

  • Straily, A’s beat Rangers 1-0, Cespedes homer decides it

    San Francisco Chronicle "If there was a game the A’s were meant to lose in their three-game series against the Rangers, it was Tuesday’s. Yu Darvish vs. Dan Straily was all you had to know to pick a favorite. Darvish was 7-1 with a 2.97 ERA and a majors-leading 86 strikeouts, and Straily had a 7.27 ERA and a spot in..." May 22

  • Céspedes helps key A's 10-6 win over Angels

    San Francisco Chronicle "One of the boxes A's manager Bob Melvin needed to check off after Oakland's historic 19-inning victory was to chat with Yoenis Céspedes, who spent time admiring his long drive in the ninth inning, only to turn a likely double into a single. Melvin didn't appreciate the lack of hustle. "I..." May 01

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Cespedes is itching to play in a game, so Melvin says his rehab appearance with @rivercats could start as soon as tomorrow. #Athletics

  • Cespedes on track for weekend rehab assignment

    MLB.com "Yoenis Cespedes did not take any more swings or hit off a tee Sunday, but it is expected he will do so again on Monday and he will also likely take batting practice while the A's are in Boston. If all goes well, Cespedes could be sent to Sacramento for a brief Minor League rehab assignment as..." April 22

  • Cespedes on pace to return to A's on Sunday, Anderson on track for Wednesday

    MLB.com "Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes participated in batting practice on Monday for the first time since hitting the disabled list, his injured left hand appearing to be no issue. That's an extremely encouraging sight for the A's, who expect Cespedes to continue taking swings in Boston before beginning a..." April 22

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Cespedes tells me he hit in cage with both hands and in English says, "I'm ready." I said, "Really?" and he says, "Yes." Firmly. #Athletics

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