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Oakland Athletics
2014 Avg.
.252
 
Career Avg.
.261
Name  Yoenis Cespedes
Born  10/18/1985
Height  5-10
Weight  210
Number  52
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/21/2014 11:18:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game after one at-bat due to a family medical emergency.
Insight: He could return as soon as Friday, but we have no accurate information as of yet. The outfielder was 2-for-11 in the four-game set with the Angels and hasn't done much since being traded to the Red Sox.
 
8/19/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cespedes is presumably getting the day off in order to rest. The outfielder has not played well since being traded to the Red Sox. Cespedes has three hits in his last 28 at-bats.
 
8/15/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game after fouling a ball of his shin, but he's back in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: He's batting .254 with 19 HR and 75 RBI this season and should have a good series against Houston. He's got a career .310 batting average versus the Astros and has gone deep against them three times in 2014.
 
8/13/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Wednesday's game with a bruised right hand.
Insight: It's unclear when he sustained the injury or how long he'll be out. We should know more later tonight.
 
8/12/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes homered for the second straight game Tuesday at Cincinnati.
Insight: And for the second straight game, Cespedes' blast came in the eighth inning and gave the Red Sox the lead. We're excited to see how Cespedes takes to Fenway Park in Boston's 11-game homestand that starts Thursday. He played his first two games with the team there but Boston has been on the road since Aug. 5.
 
8/10/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' first home run with Boston was a big one -- his three-run shot broke a scoreless tie in the top of the eighth inning Sunday against the Angels.
Insight: Cespedes has gone 9-for-34 (.265) with five RBI in eight games with his new team, though he has only had a chance to play twice at Fenway Park. The Red Sox play two games at Cincinnati before coming home for an 11-game homestand. We're guessing Cespedes will enjoy his new digs.
 
8/2/2014 12:54:00 PM
Description: Newly acquired Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will bat cleanup and play left field Saturday.
Insight: Cespedes had been one of Oakland's top hitters since he signed in 2012 and has hit .256 with 17 homers, 67 RBI and a .767 OPS this season. Boston fans hope he can be even better in hitter-friendly Fenway Park.
 
8/1/2014 4:02:00 PM
Description: Newly acquired Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cespedes had been one of Oakland's top hitters since he signed in 2012 and has hit .256 with 17 homers, 67 RBI and a .767 OPS this season. Boston fans will have to wait one more day before seeing what he can do in hitter-friendly Fenway Park.
 
7/31/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: The A's have traded Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes.
Insight: Cespedes has been one of Oakland's top hitters since he signed in 2012 and has hit .256 with 17 homers, 67 RBI and a .767 OPS this season. Now he'll get to take aim at the Green Monster instead of playing in cavernous O.co Coliseum.
 
7/25/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is back in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Cespedes sprained his thumb Wednesday after hitting two homers and driving in five runs earlier in the game. Fantasy owners should consider it a stroke of luck that he had to miss just one game.
 
7/24/2014 1:24:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a pair of home runs Wednesday night, but exited the game with a sprained right thumb and is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cespedes injured himself on a swing. He's batting .254 with 16 HR and 61 RBI this season and the high-scoring Oakland lineup is likely to suffer a bit if he has to sit. Call him day-to-day.
 
7/24/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a pair of home runs Wednesday night, but exited the game with a sprained right thumb, according to Oakland beat writer Susan Slusser.
Insight: Cespedes injured himself on a swing. He's batting .254 with 16 HR and 61 RBI this season and the high-scoring Oakland lineup is likely to suffer a bit if he has to sit. Call him day-to-day.
 
Cold7/13/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has gone 3-for-45 (.067) in July.
Insight: Cespedes entered the month with a .273 average, 38 extra-base hits (14 HR), 55 RBI and an .823 OPS, but after going 0-for-4 Sunday he'll go into the All-Star break hitting .246 with a .741 OPS.
 
7/12/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is 8-for-18 (.444) with three long balls against Seattle right-hander Hisahi Iwakuma.
Insight: Cespedes is batting .252 with 14 HR and 56 RBI and should break his career highs in both categories.
 
7/11/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in the lineup Friday.
Insight: According to beat writer Susan Slusser, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Cespedes looked like he needed a day off.
 
7/2/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Cespedes missed Tuesday's game with a hamstring injury. He has 38 extra-base hits (14 HR) in 337 plate appearances this season (11.3 XBH%), a dramatic improvement over last season, when he had 51 in 574 (8.9 XBH%).
 
7/1/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: He's dealing with a hamstring issue hurt in Monday night's game. Cespedes has 38 extra-base hits (14 HR) in 308 at-bats this year, a dramatic improvement over last season's 51 in 529.
 
6/4/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a pair of solo homers Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Cespedes has 30 extra-base hits (12 HR) in 232 plate appearances this year, a dramatic improvement over last season's 51 (26 HR) in 574.
 
6/1/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a homer and five RBI Saturday against the Angels.
Insight: Cespedes has hit just .245 with a .301 on-base percentage this season, but he's slugging .500 because 28 of his 49 hits were of the extra-base variety (15 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR).
 
5/24/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes ripped three hits including his eighth home run of the season Saturday in a loss to the Blue Jays.
Insight: Cespedes hadn't homered since May 9th. He's had an up and down month of May, batting .250 over 80 at bats. The 99 RBI Cespedes is on pace for would be a career-high.