Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 3 days ago

Cespedes went 2-for-3 with one RBI in a 13-4 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday night.

He has taken opposing pitchers out to the woodshed and spanked them this season -- his slash line is a beefy .322/.328/.593 which puts his OPS over .900. And he has three HR and a team-leading 13 RBI. These numbers were well above expectation, so he could be a classic sell high if he keeps this up for much longer.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 6 days ago

Cespedes delivered his first major league grand slam and added a two-run homer in Sunday's 9-1 rout of the White Sox. He now has three homers and 10 RBI on the season.

Both homers came with two out and were off Jose Quintana, who Cespedes has absolutely owned (6-for-8 with four HR) in his short career. The reigning, two-time MLB All-Star home-run derby champ pounded the first one 394 ft. to deep left center and drove the second to deep left. He's been just as advertised for the Tigers -- he has power to spare. His slugging percentage has only been over .500 once in his career and that was as a rookie. But that could certainly change this year.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cespedes got off to a strong start Monday, going two-for-three with a double, triple and two runs scored in the Tigers' 4-0 win over the Twins.

That speed-power combination we like so much was on full display Monday and that bodes well for the Tigers and his owners. The season is a marathon and not a sprint, so we're eager to see what he can do over the first month of the season. But it's a nice start nonetheless, especially out of the six hole.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 3 weeks ago

Cespedes will likely hit sixth in the Tigers' lineup, according to the Detroit Free Press. He hit sixth behind J.D. Martinez in every game this spring.

Cespedes is a free agent after this season and both he and the Tigers hope he'll take his game to new heights this year. His fantasy value will go up if he can start to take the ball the other way and run a bit more. Yes, there are better options, but a 20 homer, 15 stolen base possible season make him an intriguing roto outfielder.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 1 month ago

Cespedes (quad) is back in the starting lineup Monday, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

The nagging ailment has cost him some time this spring, but the Tigers have insisted that the injury is minor. Cespedes still has three weeks before Opening Day to get comfortable at the plate and shake off the injury before the games begin to count.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 1 month ago

Cespedes (quadriceps) isn't expected to play in the Tigers' next two games, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Cespedes' quad tightness is being viewed as a minor issue, but the Tigers won't rush him back into action while he remains a bit hobbled. His return to Grapefruit League play could come next week.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 1 month ago

Cespedes departed Thursday's spring training game early with left quad tightness and is considered day-to-day.

Cespedes' injury doesn't appear to be anything major, and his removal was likely precautionary. However, his situation should be monitored over the next few days to ensure nothing more serious comes of the issue.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 2 months ago

Cespedes (back) went 1-for-2 with a pair of runs scored Sunday and is in the lineup for the third straight day Monday.

The quick return and that the Tigers have been giving him a heavy workload should serve as good indicators that the ailment was a very minor one.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 2 months ago

Cespedes will not travel with the team for Friday's game but is expected to return to action Saturday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

A bout of lower-back tightness resulted in Cespedes' scratch from Thursday's lineup, but it sounds like the team expects the discomfort to subside in short order. Cespedes made quite an impression in his Tigers debut Tuesday, crushing a grand slam off Oliver Drake in his second plate appearance.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 2 months ago

Cespedes was scratched from Thursday's spring training game due to lower-back tightness.

Cespedes hit a grand slam in his Grapefruit League debut with the Tigers on Tuesday, but didn't play Tuesday and has now been scratched from Thursday's lineup. The team will likely be cautious with their new acquisition, as lower back issues can resurface if not given proper rest. Steven Moya will replace him in Thursday's lineup.