Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:56:18 -0800
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes (back) could return to the lineup Saturday, March 7, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Cespedes' back tightened up on him, and he was a late scratch from the game Thursday, March 5.
Fantasy Tip: The injury isn't expected to be serious, but continue to check back for updates on Cespedes' status. He has topped 70 runs, 20 home runs and 80 RBIs in each of his three seasons in the league. While he hit .292 and stole 16 bases in 2012, those are likely going to be career-high marks and aren't his go-to categories. Joining a potent Detroit lineup should help his fantasy stock, and Cespedes is unlikely to last long on draft day. He is a viable target in the early middle rounds after the top-tier outfielders come off the board.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:46:58 -0800
Detroit Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes (back) was scratched from the starting lineup for the spring training game Thursday, March 5, because of back tightness.
Fantasy Tip: The injury does not appear to be serious, but Cespedes could sit out a few days to allow the injury to heal. Cespedes has joined a powerful Tigers lineup and should hit near the middle of the lineup. Owners can consider selecting Cespedes in the early middle rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:53:56 -0800
Detroit Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes told media he would love to stay in Detroit for the long term, saying "this is a good team now and will be for a lot of years to come."
Fantasy Tip: The window on a World Series may be closing soon, but Cespedes is correct for the most part. Depending on how Comerica Park's dimensions affect his bat Cespedes' value could increase a bit, but he is still a solid pick in most AL and mixed leagues. Also keep in mind he played several years in Oakland, long considered a pitcher's park.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:57:04 -0800
Detroit Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes will hit in the heart of the batting order, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:09:16 -0800
The New York Mets had expressed interest in trading for OF Yoenis Cespedes before the end of last season but talks quickly broke down after the Boston Red Sox asked for either SP Jacob deGrom or SP Zack Wheeler in return, according to a source.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:19:15 -0800
The Detroit Tigers acquired RP Alex Wilson and P Gabe Speier from the Boston Red Sox as part of the deal that sent OF Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers and SP Rick Porcello to the Red Sox.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:17:05 -0800
The Boston Red Sox acquired SP Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for OF Yoenis Cespedes.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:14:57 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes was shipped to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for SP Rick Porcello. There may be more involved in the trade.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:47:57 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes is attracting interest from the Baltimore Orioles, according to a source. Nothing is remotely imminent, though.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:56:13 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes is not close to being deal to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for SP Rick Porcello, according to a source.