Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 10 Days

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 13 Days

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 14 Days

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 17 Days

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 21 Days

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 21 Days

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.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 4 Months

Cespedes is headed to Detroit in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Cespedes should serve as an everyday outfielder for Detroit, likely taking reps away from the likes of Anthony Gose. He hit a combined 22 long balls between Oakland and Boston in 2014, and will effectively land in his third destination in two seasons. The move will open up an opportunity for in right field for Shane Victorino or Allen Craig to see consistent reps in Boston.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 6 Months

Cespedes knocked in two runs Saturday to run his season-RBI total 100, the first time he's reached that milestone in his career.

Cespedes, who has one more year left on his existing contract, should maintain a place in the middle of Boston's batting order in 2015.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 6 Months

Cespedes will be back in the lineup Sunday after sitting out Saturday night's game against the Orioles, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Saturday night was Cespedes' second night off in three days, but no injury seems to be in play. He had a home run on Friday against the Orioles, but Cespedes is hitting just .227 with seven RBIs in 66 at-bats this month.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/DH DET 6 Months

Cespedes is out of the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Cespedes will head to the bench for the second time in three days, with Daniel Nava once again filling in at left field. An injury is not believed to be in play, so it would seem manager John Farrell just thinks Cespedes could use another breather. The 28-year-old Cespedes hit a solo homer in the fourth inning Friday to end a 24-game homerless drought.