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52 Yoenis Cespedes RF
Height/Weight: 5-10/210 | Birthdate: 10/18/1985 | Birthplace: | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 99/96 | Average Draft Position: 124.81
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Red Sox trade Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for Rick Porcello


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Red Sox traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers on Thursday in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello. The Tigers also acquired reliever Alex Wilson and minor-league pitcher Gabe Speier.

Cespedes is in the final year of a four-year, $36 million contract, while Porcello is in his final year of arbitration.

The 29-year-old Cespedes has a .263 average, .464 slugging percentage and .780 OPS in 416 games over three MLB seasons. Porcello, who won a career-high 15 games and had a career-low 3.43 ERA in 2014, is 76-63 with a 4.30 ERA in six MLB seasons.

Wilson has a 2-1 record, 3.38 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 44 relief outings for Boston. He had a 1.91 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 18 outings in 2014.

The 19-year-old Speier is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 12 career appearances (eight starts) in the minors. He was a 19th-round pick in 2013.


Report: Red Sox, Reds make no progress on deal for Yoenis Cespedes


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Red Sox and Reds have discussed a deal to send outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to Cincinnati, but no recent progress has been made, according to FOXSports.com's Jon Morosi.

Cespedes, who was traded from Oakland to Boston during the 2014 season, hit .260 with 22 home runs and 100 RBI last year. 


Report: Reds have not talked Cespedes trade with Red Sox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Reds manager Walt Jocketty said Tuesday he has not talked to the Red Sox about a trade involving outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer

The Reds seem like a potential trade partner for the Red Sox since they are in need of an outfielder and Boston is in the market for a starting pitcher. Four of the Reds' starting pitchers -- Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Alfredo Simon and Mike Leake -- are due to be free agents following the 2015 season.


Red Sox GM: Cespedes 'in our plans for next year'


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said in a radio interview Wednesday that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is in the team's plans for next year. 

“We acquired him at the deadline in the [Jon] Lester trade because we felt that was the best deal at the time, we still feel that way. He’s in our plans for next year and his versatility and skill in the outfield and gives us the flexibility, could play any of the three positions," Cherington said. "We’ll just see what the rest of the offseason brings. We have a long way to go, and as we get to January, closer to spring training, we’ll know more about who’s here and how it all adds up.”

Cespedes hit .260 with 100 RBI last season between Oakland and Boston. 


Red Sox' Yoenis Cespedes open to playing in CF and RF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday he talked to outfielder Yoenis Cespedes following the news Boston was signing Hanley Ramirez to play in left field. Farrell said Cespedes is open to playing in center and right field.

Cespedes continues to be at the center of trade rumors. He is in the final year of his contract.


Report: M's have discussed trades for Kemp, Cespedes, Upton


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) The Mariners have discussed trades on multiple right-handed hitting outfielders, including Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Braves outfielder Justin Upton, according to FOX Sports reporter Jon Morosi.

All three players have been mentioned in trade rumors, and the Cespedes speculation has picked up in the last day with the Red Sox signing Hanley Ramirez, who is expected to move to the outfield. Cespedes and Upton are in the final year of their contracts, while Kemp is signed through 2019.


Yoenis Cespedes getting a new deal is not top priority for Red Sox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said there have been a few discussions with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' new agents, according to The Boston Globe. However, a new deal is not a top priority.

Cespedes is in the final year of a four-year contract he signed with the A's as a top international free agent in Feb. 2012. He was traded to Boston in July.


Cherington: Not looking to move Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2014) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Saturday that the team is not looking to move any particular player, including outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, WEEI.com reports.

"Several teams have asked about our outfielders, not any one in particular," Cherington said. "Because we have some depth there, theoretically, we’ve gotten asked on that, particularly with teams that may match up. I’m not ruling out getting into a trade conversations where we might match up. But there is no particular player that we’re looking to move, including Cespedes. But we’re going to make the team better where we can and we’ll try to be open-minded when trying to do that."

Cespedes' name has come up in trade rumors as he is about to enter the final year of his contract. He hit .260/.301/.450 with 22 home runs, 100 RBI and seven stolen bases in 600 at-bats between Oakland and Boston in 2014.


Red Sox want to talk extension with Yoenis Cespedes


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told MLB.com the team plans to discuss a contract extension with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who hit .260 with 22 homers and 100 RBI. Cespedes is owed $10.5 million next season, the final year of his contract.

Yoenis Cespedes belts home run Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes belted his 22nd home run Friday against the Orioles. 

Cespedes struck in the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Cespedes belted an 80 mph slider out to center for a solo shot. He finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Yoenis Cespedes set to sit Thursday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The Red Sox have benched disappointing left fielder Yoenis Cespedes for the Thursday night game in Pittsburgh.

Cespedes, who has not homered since Aug. 22, has just four hits in his last 34 at-bats and one RBI since Sept. 6.


Yoenis Cespedes drives in three with homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes provided all of the team's offense Friday, in a 5-3 loss to the Mariners.

Cespedes had just one hit in the game, but it was a big one, as he got the Red Sox on the board with a three-run home run. He finished the game 1 for 4 with three RBI and one run scored, while striking out twice.

Cespedes had gone six games since his last home run, and is hitting just .230/.237/.446 with four home runs in 19 games for the Red Sox. 


Yoenis Cespedes returns to lineup following family issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is back in the starting lineup Friday against the Mariners, after leaving Thursday's game due to a family issue. He is batting fourth and starting in left field for the opener of a three-game series at home. 

Yoenis Cespedes leaves due to 'family medical emergency'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game due to a "family medical emergency."

Manager John Farrell did not want to get into specifics regarding the issue out of respect to Cespedes. The club is hopeful that Cespedes will be able to play Friday. He was replaced by Will Middlebrooks in the fourth inning. 


Yoenis Cespedes leaves early due to personal matter


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game due to a personal matter.

Cespedes left in the top of the fourth inning. He was replaced by Will Middlebrooks. Cespedes struck out in his only at-bat of the game. 


Yoenis Cespedes goes deep again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes continued his tear Friday, as he went deep for the third time in five games in a 5-3 loss to the Astros.

 Cespedes had just one hit in the game, as he went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts. He made that hit count, clubbing a two-run home run in the fourth inning to get the Red Sox on the board.

Cespedes has just four hits over his last five games, but three have gone for home runs, and he has driven in eight runs in that span. He is hitting .240/.255/.480 in 12 games with the Red Sox. 


Yoenis Cespedes makes return to Thursday's lineup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros, after leaving the previous day's game with a jammed thumb. The injury was never considered serious, so it isn't a surprise to see him starting in left field and batting fourth in Thursday's game.   

Yoenis Cespedes removed for precautionary reasons


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Wednesday's game at Cincinnati due to precautionary reasons after jamming his hand on his final at-bat, according to The Boston Herald. He was officially diagnosed with a right hand bruise.

The injury doesn't appear to be serious, but Cespedes is being listed as day to day.


Yoenis Cespedes exits game with right hand bruise


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Wednesday's game at Cincinnati due to a right hand bruise. Cespedes was 1 for 3 with one RBI and one run before being lifted for pinch hitter Will Middlebrooks in the seventh inning.

Yoenis Cespedes slugs 19th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 3-2 win over the Reds Tuesday.

Cespedes' homer was huge, as he turned a one-run deficit into a lead in the eighth inning and set his team up to pick up the win. He's homered in back-to-back games while collecting at least one hit in seven straight games and eight of his nine games since joining the Red Sox. Cespedes owns a .256/.301/.467 line with 19 home runs and 74 RBI in 437 at-bats.


Yoenis Cespedes goes deep to send Red Sox to victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes shattered the quiet of a scoreless game Sunday against the Angels with a three-run homer that led to a victory.

Cespedes went deep with one out against premier setup man Joe Smith. It marked his first tater with his new team, but he now has a six-game hitting streak.


Yoenis Cespedes starts in left in Red Sox debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Newly acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is in the lineup for the Red Sox for the first time Saturday, batting fourth and playing left field.

Cespedes was acquired from the Athletics in a trade deadline deal that sent Jon Lester to Oakland. He was hitting .256/.303/.464 in 399 at-bats with the A's prior to the trade.  


Athletics acquire Jon Lester for Yoenis Cespedes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Athletics have acquired the premiere starting pitcher on the trade market ahead of Thursday's deadline, as CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed a trade involving Jon Lester moving to Oakland in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes.

WEEI.com reported the details of the deal first, which will likely also involves the Red Sox sending outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Athletics as well. The Red Sox will also receive a competitive balance draft pick, while the A's will receive cash from the Red Sox, according to Yahoo.com.


Yoenis Cespedes collects two RBI Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes enjoyed a productive night at the dish Sunday against the Rangers.

Cespedes broke the game open with a two-run double in the fifth inning. He added a single and finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI in a 9-3 victory. He owns a .256/.305/.465 slash line with 17 homers and 65 RBI in 387 at-bats.


Yoenis Cespedes has three HRs since All-Star break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was one of four Oakland players to hit a home run during Saturday's 5-1 win at Texas.

Cespedes combined with John Jaso to hit back-to-back home runs off Nick Tepesch in the sixth inning. Jaso gave Oakland a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer, and then Cespedes put Oakland up 3-1 with his 17th home run this season. It was his third in three games.

Cespedes has hit safely in seven straight games out of the All-Star break. He is batting .345 (10 for 29) with two doubles, three home runs, seven RBI, seven runs and one stolen base in that span.