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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%: 100/97 | Average Draft Position: 103.63
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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.


Tigers LF Yoenis Cespedes lacking power, but not hits in 2015


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes reached base in all five plate-appearances in Thursday's win over the Astros. He went 3 for 3 with a double, walked twice and scored twice in the victory. That makes back-to-back three-hit games for the first-year Tiger, and four such performances in his last seven games. 

In fact, Cespedes has hit safely in nine of his last 12 games, and all nine games have been multi-hit performances. 

He also stole a bag for the second consecutive game, giving him threesteals on the season, all coming in the past week. 

Cespedes has had a rather interesting start to his tenure in Detroit. He hasn't hit for much power, with just five home runs on the year. But his 15 doubles are tops in the American League and he has an even .300 batting average entering play on Friday, despite his career .266 mark.


Ausmus prefers J.D. Martinez as new Tigers cleanup hitter


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez has outhit now-sidelined teammate Victor Martinez most of the year - which isn't saying much. It stands to reason he will provide better protection in the lineup for hitting machine Miguel Cabrera than did the ailing veteran.

"There's not many people that can protect Miggy," Brad Ausmus told MLive.com. "But I think J.D.'s our best option."

A better option, apparently, than Yoenis Cespedes.

"I like Cespy being able to clear the deck, so to speak," Ausmus added.

An 0-for-25 stretch with 16 strikeouts proved to be one setback for J.D. Martinez, but he has otherwise performed well at the plate. He now owns a 10-game hitting streak that has raised his average from .216 to .260.


Tigers' J.D. Martinez will bat cleanup with Victor Martinez out


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is batting cleanup and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is batting fifth in Tuesday's matchup with the Brewers.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said on Tuesday that the team would likely continue to go with the pair of outfielders in the fourth and fifth spots while Victor Martinez is on the disabled list, MLive.com reports.

The Tigers are heavy favorites (-175) against the Brewers on Tuesday, per VegasInsider.com.


Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes out of lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.

Cespedes bent his thumb back while making a defensive play on Saturday but was back in the lineup Sunday. However, he'll get a break Monday, with Rajai Davis taking over in left field.

The Tigers are favorites (-140) at home on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.


Sore thumb doesn't keep Yoenis Cespedes out of Tigers' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hurt his thumb late in Saturday's game, but it didn't keep him out of Sunday's lineup. 

Cespedes bent his thumb back trying to make a catch. He remained in the game, but his availability for Sunday was questionable. 


Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes dealing with thumb issue


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes bent his left thumb back while trying to make a catch in the 10th inning on Saturday, according to MLive.com.

Cespedes, who went 3 for 5 with an RBI in the win, is unsure of his status moving forward. He is hitting .290 with 23 RBI in 145 at-bats this season.


Tigers LF Yoenis Cespedes breaks out with three-hit Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) It's too early to determine if Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has emerged from a slump that has gripped him through most of May. But he certainly showed positive signs Friday in St. Louis.

Cespedes had hit safely in only three of nine games heading in with five hits in his previous 35 at-bats. But he opened the scoring against the Cardinals with a solo home run in the second inning, singled in the sixth and put the cherry on top with a two-run double in the ninth.

The big night sweetened his slash line to .279/.297/.493.


Tigers' Martinez, Cespedes swap lineup spots Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Tigers outfielders J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes have swapped lineup spots for the second time in a week.

Martinez was dropped to sixth for the first time this season Wednesday and stayed in that spot for the team's last five games while Cespedes batted fifth. The Tigers have revered to the lineup they featured through most of April, with Martinez fifth and Cespedes sixth.

The Tigers are favorites (-129) against the Twins at home Tuesday.


Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes has very good history vs. Jose Quintana


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hasn't hit a home run in eight games and has just one home run in 16 games since hitting two on April 19. Although, a matchup against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana might help Cespedes stop his power drought.

Cespedes has hit safely in six of eight at-bats (.750) in his career against Quintana. Four of those hits have gone for home runs. He also has one double and nine RBI.

Cespedes is batting just .185 (5 for 27) against lefties in in 2015, but he has three home runs and 10 RBI.


Tigers planning days off for Miguel Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, Ian Kinsler


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that he plans to find days off for some of his regulars who haven't missed a game yet this year. 

Miguel Cabrera has started every game at first base. Ian Kinsler has been a fixture at second, and one day at DH is the only thing that kept Yoenis Cespedes out of left field this season. 

"Absolutely (a day off) can help," Ausmus said, per the Detroit Free Press. "Even if you're not struggling, just to not have to think about every pitch every at-bat, you just kind of sit back for a day and watch the game until you're called upon to go into it. It's almost like going to a spa for the day. It's mentally relaxing."


Tigers LF Yoenis Cespedes collects three RBI during Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run to propel the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Twins on Monday.

Cespedes connected off pitcher Tommy Milone in the first inning for a three-run home run. It was his fourth home run of the season. He finished the game 2 for 4 with one strike out. He is now hitting .303.


Yoenis Cespedes powers Tigers to win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Yoenis Cespedes hit his first career grand slam, and his two-homer day produced a career-high six RBI in the Tigers' win over the White Sox on Sunday. 

"I've faced [Quintana] a few times. That doesn't mean, just because I face him, I'm going to have a good game, but I've batted well against him," Cespedes said through Tigers media relations director and translator Aileen Villarreal.

Cespedes went 2 for 4 and raised his average to .300 for the season. He now has three home runs and 10 RBI.