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52 Yoenis Cespedes LF
Height/Weight: 5-10/210 | Birthdate: 10/18/1985 | Birthplace: | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 103.52
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Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes homers, drives in three on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:30 am ET) Surrounded by trade rumors, Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3 for 5 with two singles and a two-run home run in Thursday's 9-8 win over the Orioles. 

Cespedes belted his 18th home run of the season with two outs in the fourth to cap a five-run inning for Detroit. 

Cespedes, who could be dealt prior to Friday's 4pm trade dealine, is batting .325 with five home runs and nine RBI over his last 10 games.


Report: Mets interested in trading for Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) The Mets are looking to add Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before this week's non-waiver trade deadline, according to a report by NJ.com.

Cespedes is scheduled to make $4.15 million, but it's not clear if the Tigers are interested in dealing him. 


LF Yoenis Cespedes jump-starts Tigers with blast Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) If the Tigers needed a kick-start Saturday against the host Red Sox, left fielder Yoenis Cespedes certainly gave it to them. He homered in the first inning and his team remained ahead the rest of the way.

Cespedes didn't get another hit, but his blast was his 15th of the season and fifth since July 6. His slash line now rests at .287/.319/.488.


Yoenis Cespedes homers in Tigers' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to Seattle. 

Cespedes went 1 for 4 and snapped a six-game homer drought with his 14th of the year. 


Tigers give Yoenis Cespedes a chance to hit third Sunday vs. O's


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit third Sunday against the Orioles for the first time in 2015. Prior to Sunday's game, he had hit second, fourth, fifth and sixth this season.

Cespedes has a good track record against Orioles starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, who is on the hill Sunday. Cespedes is batting .500 (4 for 8) with one RBI and one walk in his career against the right-hander.

In his career batting third, Cespedes is hitting .271 with a .465 slugging percentage and .782 OPS in 106 games.

Cespedes is hitless in his last three games (0 for 11). However, he is batting .274 with a .500 slugging percentage, three home runs, five doubles and nine RBI in 14 July games.


Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes hits three-run homer


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3 for 5 in Friday's loss to Minnesota. 

Cespedes hit a three-run home run and had his fourth multi-hit game in the last seven. He now has 13 home runs and three in the last five games. 

Cespedes has hit in eight straight games. He's hitting .368 over the streak. 


Tigers LF Yoenis Cespedes continues offensive surge Thursday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes ahs been a force offensively since the start of July, and he continued that during Thursday's win over the Twins.

Cespedes went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI in the victory.

Since July 1, Cespedes is hitting .293 with 12 hits, four doubles, two home runs and five RBI.


Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes homers in consecutive games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Yoenis Cespedes was one of four Tigers players to homer during a 7-6 loss in 11 innings to the Mariners on Tuesday. 

Cespedes tied the game at six in the eighth inning with a two-out, solo home run off Fernando Rodney. It was his 12th home run and second in as many games.

He has hit safely in six of seven games in July. He is batting .281 (9 for 32) with two home runs, three doubles, four RBI, six runs and six strikeouts in that span.


Tigers LF Yoenis Cespedes part of offensive explosion Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes joined the hit parade Monday night in Seattle. He homered and singled as part of a 19-hit onslaught and lopsided win for the Tigers.

His solo blast in the sixth cut the deficit to 5-4 and began a 9-0 blitz over a two-inning period. He also scored in the seventh.

The big game pushed his hitting streak to four and gave him seven hits in his last 19 at-bats.


AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected:

Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics

First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)

Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians

Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays

Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins

The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals


Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes gets three hits in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3 for 5 in Saturday's win over Toronto. 

Cespedes has four hits over the last two games. He doubled for the second straight day and has 24 for the season. 

Cespedes drove in his 44th run of the season. 


Kinsler, Cespedes atop Tigers lineup Friday; Gose hits eighth


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus decided to shake up his lineup Friday against the Blue Jays, as catcher Alex Avila returned from the disabled list and with Detroit also looking to end a three-game losing streak.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler moved into the leadoff spot for just the second time this season and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hit second for the first time. 

Anthony Gose, who has hit leadoff a team-high 48 times this season, moved down to the eighth spot in the lineup.

Avila hit sixth upon his activation from the disabled list.


Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes sees eight-game hitting streak end


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 0 for 4 in Sunday's win over the White Sox. 

Cespedes also committed his fifth error of the season. 

The hitless day ended an eight-game hitting streak for Cespedes. He hit .323 with .914 OPS over the streak. 


Yoenis Cespedes drives in two runs in Tigers' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes drove in two runs in Tuesday's win over Cleveland. 

Cespedes went 1 for 4 with a run scored. He hit in his fifth straight game, going 7 for 18. He also scored and drove in a run for the third game in a row. 

Cespides has six RBI in the last three games and 41 on the season. 


Tigers LF Yoenis Cespedes hits 10th home run of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes smacked his 10th home run of the season to send the Tigers to a 8-5 win over the Indians on Monday.

Cespedes hit the solo shot off Trevor Bauer in the third inning. Cespedes also drove in two more runs when he hit a double off Bauer in the first inning. He finished the game 3 for 3 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Prior to Monday's game, Cespedes had been hitting .357 with two home runs and eight RBI in his last 14 games.


Yoenis Cespedes hits in tenth straight for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 1 for 4 in Tuesday's loss to Cincinnati. 

Cespides drove in a run, his 35th of the year, and hit into a double play. 

The single extended Cespedes' hitting streak to 10 games. He's hitting .436 with a 1.117 OPS over the streak. 


Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes hits in eighth straight game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 1 for 4 with a run scored in Sunday's win over Cleveland. 

The single extended Cespedes' hitting streak to eight straight games. 


Tigers LF Yoenis Cespedes blasts ninth home run of the year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was the only player on his team that produced during the 12-3 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Cespedes went 1 for 2 with a three-run home run and a walk. The blast came off Cubs starter Jake Arrieta in the sixth inning.

Cespedes is hitting .302 with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 225 at-bats this season. 


Tigers DH Yoenis Cespedes collects three hits in Sunday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Tigers designated hitter Yoenis Cespedes went 3 for 4 at the plate to help lead the Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the White Sox on Sunday.

Cespedes hit his eighth home run of the season when he connected off Jeff Samardzija for a solo shot in the sixth inning. He also drove in another run when he singled in the eighth inning, which drove in Ian Kinsler.

Before his three-hit game Sunday, Cespedes had been hitting .265 with one home run and one RBI in his last nine games.


Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes expects to play in Friday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) After being pulled from Thursday's loss to the Athletics due to an illness, Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes said he expects to play in Friday's game at the Chicago White Sox, reports MLB.com.

"I threw up, and I felt a little lightheaded," Cespedes said. "But I'm good now."


Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes pulled with flu-like symptoms Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was pulled after two innings Thursday against the Athletics due to flu-like symptoms. He was replaced in left field in the top of the third inning by Daniel Fields, who made his MLB debut.

Cespedes struck out in his only at-bat Thursday. He came into Thursday batting .279 with two home runs, four doubles and five RBI in his last 17 games.


Tigers LF Yoenis Cespedes rips seventh home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 2 for 4 at the plate in Detroit's 8-6 loss to the Angels on Saturday. Cespedes did his damage in the second when he crushed a 1-2 pitch from Jered Weaver over the left field wall for a solo home run, his seventh of the season.

Cespedes is now hitting .284 with 28 RBI on the year.


Yoenis Cespedes in Tigers' cleanup spot for fourth straight game


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said when Victor Martinez went out of the lineup due to injury that J.D. Martinez would likely handle cleanup duties for the Tigers. However, it's been Yoenis Cespedes that's found a home at No. 4, as he will hit cleanup for the fourth straight game on Saturday. 

Cespedes is 2-for-11 with one homer and three RBIs in the last three contests as cleanup hitter, but the Tigers haven't been able to muster much offense as a team, scoring just six runs in their last five games. Cespedes is hitting .308 against Angels starter Jered Weaver in 13 career at-bats. 


Exec: Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes won't skip free agency


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) There is no possibility that Tigers slugger Yoenis Cespedes will eschew free agency to sign early with Detroit, an executive of one of his former teams told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

"He's a businessman," the source said.

The Tigers, however, like Cespedes and plan to keep him in Detroit. He has been steady and productive this year to the tune of a .285/.320/.478 slash line and 27 RBI.


Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes slugs three-run home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 2 for 3 with a walk and a three-run home run in his team's 3-2 win over the A's, his former team, on Wednesday.

"I was confident I was going to do something," Cespedes said, per MLB.com. "But not necessarily hit a home run. I still have a lot of affection for that team, but I play for this team now and I want to win."

Cespedes hadn't homered since May 15 before slugging his second home run of May in the fifth inning to put his team up three runs. The A's were able to pick up runs in the seventh and eighth innings but fell short in the attempted comeback. Cespedes, who has four multihit efforts in his last eight games, owns a .291/.327/.489 line with six home runs, 27 RBI and three stolen bases in 182 at-bats.