Yoenis Cespedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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