Yoenis Cespedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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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    Casey Pratt @

    X-rays negative on Cespedes' left hand.

  • Cespedes goes on DL with hand injury, Taylor recalled

    San Francisco Chronicle "Yoenis Cespedes was placed on the disabled list this morning with a sprained muscle in his left hand and according to manager Bob Melvin, the hope is that he will be out only the required 15 days. Cespedes hurt the area between his thumb and index finger on the outside of the hand with an..." April 13

  • With A's Céspedes, it's still must-see BP

    San Francisco Chronicle ""One more, please." Those were the words of Yoenis Céspedes (in English), who was supposed to be done with batting practice but wanted more. Curt Young was pitching, and Céspedes wouldn't leave the batting cage until he got another. Then another. "One more, please." The A's most..." March 20

  • Céspedes' story

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A's have had their first Champagne shower of the season. It happened Saturday, after Yoenis Céspedes got word via text message that his mother and 11 other relatives had landed safely in Miami, the end of a harrowing yearlong journey that began with their defection from Cuba. Céspedes was..." March 15

  • Céspedes' story

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A's have had their first Champagne shower of the season. It happened Saturday, after Yoenis Céspedes got word via text message that his mother and 11 other relatives had landed safely in Miami, the end of a harrowing yearlong journey that began with their defection from Cuba. Céspedes..." March 13

  • A's Céspedes relieved with family safe

    San Francisco Chronicle "Yoenis Céspedes' primary concern from late last season - the issue that had been eating at him - is resolved, and the A's left fielder was overjoyed Saturday. "Noticias, noticias!" he said, racing up to a reporter. News, news! "Mi familia, Miami, 2:30 today!" Céspedes' 14 family members..." March 10

  • Yoenis Cespedes and the Stuff of Legend

    Swingin' A's "It’s been a while since I’ve written about the simple fact that the sky is not nearly high enough for the limit to Yoenis Cespedes‘ potential. As Billy Beane has shuffled things around him, adding pieces here and there to construct perhaps the deepest Athletics team I’ve seen in year, Yoenis has..." February 24

  • A's Céspedes left to focus on baseball

    San Francisco Chronicle "Yoenis Céspedes arrived in camp and made the biggest noise of the day, blasting a homer over the batter's eye in center on Field One at Papago Park. Manager Bob Melvin, who threw the pitch, had thought he might hold Céspedes homerless Sunday. As he watched the ball sail way over the high fence,..." February 18

  • A's deja vu: Nakajima is 2013 Céspedes

    San Francisco Chronicle "Jed Lowrie would prefer to play one position every day and feels most comfortable at shortstop. Hiro Nakajima told A's manager Bob Melvin he is happy to play anywhere. For starters, though, Lowrie will bounce around the infield and Nakajima will focus on shortstop; this is his first year..." February 17

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