Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:13:22 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 1, because he was still en route to the ball park after being traded Thursday, July 31. He'll be on the lineup card, though, and eligible to enter the game, according to manager John Farrell.
Fantasy Tip: You'll have to wait another day to use Cespedes in daily leagues in his new digs.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:21:12 -0700
Although the Oakland Athletics are paying $650,000 of the salary for Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes, the Athletics are getting $1.8 million from the Red Sox to help pay SP Jon Lester.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:48:02 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (undisclosed) could be headed back to the disabled list soon. He will "miss a little time," according to general manager Ben Cherington. OF Yoenis Cespedes will play right field and OF Allen Craig will be in left.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino just can't seem to stay healthy as he ages. Don't feel the need to hang onto him in standard leagues if he goes back on the DL. Jackie Bradley Jr. seems safe, for now.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:56:51 -0700
The Boston Red Sox acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick from the Oakland Athletics for SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes' fantasy value doesn't change much. He's still a power-driven asset in a tepid hitter's park. For more, Click on our Trade Deadline Tracker!
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:19 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes was hitless in four at-bats Wednesday, July 30, against the Houston Astros, snapping his RBI streak at six games.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:40:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes said he doesn't want to play center field.
Fantasy Tip: If the A's won't use Cespedes in center while Coco Crisp (neck) heals, it'll likely be a platoon of Josh Reddick (who is starting tonight) and Billy Burns against lefties.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns will likely start in center field against left-handed hitters, with OF Yoenis Cespedes playing there the rest of the time, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Fantasy Tip: Burns will make his first career start Wednesday with the team facing a left-hander. Jump on the Burns train immediately in AL-only and deep mixed leagues if you're searching for stolen bases.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:32:26 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) returned to the starting lineup Friday, July 25, against the Texas Rangers. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base, starting in center field and batting third in the lineup.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:49:44 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is back in the lineup Friday, July 25, in place of OF Coco Crisp (rest), who has the day off.
Fantasy Tip: Good news for Cespedes. Crisp is just getting over a neck malady and could always use an extra day off. The Athletics' three-catcher lineup will keep fantasy owners guessing, though, so pay attention to their daily offensive changes.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:27:06 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is available to pinch-hit Thursday, July 24, and could start Friday, July 25.
Fantasy Tip: This is a boon for his fantasy owners, as long as he doesn't aggravate the injury. Stay tuned for more updates.