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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||585.00||23.00||.248||86.00||82.00||6.00|
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|Back - Out until at least early March|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||51||15||2|| .333|| .471|| .294|
|vs Pineda (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||455||128||15|| .313|| .470|| .281|
|Last 10 Games|
Lower back tightness keeps Cespedes out of Tigers' lineup
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from the lineup Thursday against Atlanta due to lower back tightness, according to the team's official website. Cespedes was acquired in an offseason trade with the Red Sox. He hit a grand slam in his first spring training at-bat in a Tigers uniform.
Cespedes will not be in the Tigers will face the Mets on Friday in Port St. Lucie. He's likely to return Saturday against Atlanta, per the Detroit Free Press.
Yoenis Cespedes clubs grand slam in first spring game with Tigers
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/3/15) Yoenis Cespedes made quite the impression in his first game in a Tigers uniform Tuesday. Cespedes, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Red Sox, clubbed a grand slam in his spring debut, helping Detroit to a 15-2 win over Baltimore.
In his first at-bat, Cespedes popped out to first baseman Christian Walker in the first inning and then flied out to right field in his second at-bat. However, in his third at-bat he connected for a grand slam down the left-field line off Oliver Drake to put Detroit ahead 11-0.
Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes feels comfortable in Detroit
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/1/15) Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes said he feels comfortable in Detroit and wants to remain a Tiger for a long time, reports the Detroit Free Press.
"I would like to be in a Tigers uniform for a lot of years," he said. "This is a good team now and will be for a lot of years to come."
Ausmus: Cespedes will pair up with Cabrera to improve his hitting
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that in order to encourage Yoenis Cespedes to more of a well-rounded offensive threat, he'll have Cespedes paired up in the same hitting group as Miguel Cabrera this spring, reports MLive.com.
"I think the best way to do it is to put him in the same hitting group as Miggy," Ausmus said. "Miggy does that a lot. Honestly. I'm being dead serious. Put him in the same hitting group as Miggy and let him watch the best hitter in the game do it on a daily basis."
Cespedes, 29, was acquired in a December trade with Boston. He hit .260 with 100 RBI last season between Oakland and Boston. He owns a .263 average, .464 slugging percentage and .780 OPS in 416 games over three MLB seasons.
|2014 summary: Coming into 2014, Yoenis Cespedes had established his value as a top 30 outfielder with two seasons with at least 20 home runs, 80 RBI and 70 runs, even having missed time with injuries. The only question was whether he would be a high-strikeout hitter with a low batting average or a moderate strikeout hitter with a decent batting average. Cespedes' 2014 season didn't answer that question, as he found the middle ground of his first two seasons with a .260 average, even though he cut his strikeout per at-bat rate from 26 to 21 percent. Slight declines in his infield hit and home run rates contributed to Cespedes falling well short of his .292 batting average from 2012, though most of his power decline occurred after his July trade from the Athletics to the Red Sox. Still, career highs in RBI (100) and runs (89) lifted Cespedes into the top 20 among outfielders in Fantasy value. With an offseason deal sending him to the Tigers, Cespedes will contend with another change of scenery this spring.
Playing time status: Cespedes appeared in 152 games last season, but as in past years, he battled a variety of nagging injuries. He just may never be a player who regularly plays 150-plus games a year.
2015 outlook: Cespedes' declines in power and speed are slightly concerning, and he may have trouble matching his run production totals from 2014, but over three seasons, he has established himself as a consistent -- but not quite elite -- producer. It's reasonable to draft Cespedes among the top 30 outfielders.
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