9:57 PM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014
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Yoenis Cespedes leaves game after three innings

Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Angels after three innings. The reason for his departure was not immediately available. However, Cespedes did get jammed on a pitch that he fouled from Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in the second inning before punching out. It is worth noting that he had left a […]
Full Count | WEEI Aug 19, 2014

Red Sox pregame notes: Making sense of Yoenis Cespedes; Daniel Nava navigating back to himself

When it comes to evaluating players during these last couple months of the season, the Red Sox aren’€™t just concerned with taking stock of rookie performances. It’€™s been a chance to see how newly acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes fits into the lineup as well. Cespedes’€™ approach at the plate is a little different than the […]
Oakland Tribune Aug 19, 2014

Cespedes says trade from A's surprised him

Former Oakland A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was caught off-guard by the trade to the Boston Red Sox but wishes his old team nothing but the best.

Pregame notes: Cespedes good to go

BOSTON -- After the Red Sox's 9-4 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night at Fenway Park, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was sitting at his locker, sporting a couple of ice packs on his body. He exited Wednesday's game in Cincinnati with a hand contusion, but was back in the lineup on Thursday. Late in the game, he fouled a pitch off his left shin and was clearly in some discomfort. He remained in the game and after grounding out, he limped off the field, down the dugout steps, before manager John Farrell checked on Cespedes, who remained in the game but was eventually taken out in...
Full Count | WEEI Aug 14, 2014

Red Sox lineup: Yoenis Cespedes returns, Xander Bogaerts sits

With a trip of two National League parks in three series behind them, the Red Sox lineup will feature the trio of David Ortiz, Yoenis Cespedes and Mike Napoli in the third, fourth and fifth spots. Cespedes’ presence is noteworthy given that he was removed late from Wednesday’s game due to a hand contusion. Xander […]
Boston Herald Aug 14, 2014
Red Sox Notebook: Yoenis Cespedes pulled with hand injury

Red Sox Notebook: Yoenis Cespedes pulled with hand injury

CINCINNATI — Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left yesterday’s game against the Reds with a bruised right hand, but the injury is not believed to be serious.Cespedes will be re-evaluated before tonight’s homestand opener against the Houston Astros.
Full Count | WEEI Aug 13, 2014

Yoenis Cespedes exits with right hand contusion

Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was replaced by pinch-hitter Will Middlebrooks in the top of the seventh inning due to what the team described as a right hand contusion. Cespedes incurred the injury, manager John Farrell said, during his third and final at-bat of the game, when he delivered an RBI single in front […]

Lineup: Craig in; Cespedes still en route

BOSTON -- Friday night’s Red Sox lineup features one of the team’s deadline-day additions, but another is out because he is still en route to the ballpark. Newly acquired Allen Craig is in left field hitting fifth in his Red Sox debut, while outfielder Yoenis Cespedes likely will not arrive in time to make the starting lineup. All three of the new additions -- Craig, Cespedes and Joe Kelly -- flew into Boston on Friday from the West Coast.
The Republican Jul 31, 2014

New outfielder Yoenis Cespedes brings a power bat and strong arm to the Boston Red Sox

The angst over trading Jon Lester disappeared on Thursday morning when two words surfaced in talks along with to the ace pitcher's name: Yoenis Cespedes.
DRaysBay Jul 31, 2014

MLB Trade Deadline: Yoenis Cespedes to the AL East

Red Sox intend to compete. Duh. Everyone knew that the Red Sox were going to trade Jon Lester, but the deal they struck still managed to surprise. I was worried about a trade with the Baltimore Orioles that would keep talent inside the division, so I guess this is a bullet dodged, but it doesn't quite feel that way. Boston is sending Jonny Gomes and some cash west to Oakland, in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance draft pick. This deal points to something we already knew -- Boston intends to compete next year. There is no down cycle for the Evil Empire II....
Full Count | WEEI Jul 31, 2014

Red Sox add power, defense with addition of Yoenis Cespedes

While parting ways with ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes was no easy move for the Red Sox, the addition of power-hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes should soften the blow. Even though the 28-year-old slugger has only played in the majors for 2 1/2 seasons after defecting from his home county of Cuba in the summer of […]

Things to know about Cespedes

BOSTON -- So, the Oakland Athletics receive help on the mound with Jon Lester, and reintroduce Jonny Gomes to their clubhouse. The Red Sox acquire a power-hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who will keep local windshield repair companies in business. Fans obviously know of Cespedes’ power and strength, but here are a few other things to know about the newest member of the Red Sox: * His name is pronounced YO-enis CES-puh-dez. * He’s 28.
Sacramento Bee Jul 31, 2014
AP source: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

AP source: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline. Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 25, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss, left, and Yoenis Cespedes celebrate after scoring on Josh Donaldson's double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against...

Oakland A’s trade Cespedes for Lester, Gomes

The Oakland A’s are trading star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for front-line starter, Jon Lester, and former A’s outfielder Johnny Gomes. The deal, first reported by Yahoo Sports and then confirmed by CBSSports, signals the A’s are fully committed to win a championship this season. And Lester might just be the kind of starting pitcher the team needs to get that done. Cespedes, a Cuban defector and fan favorite in Oakland, is hitting .256 this season with 17 home runs in 101 games. The 28-year-old has hit 66 homers since 2012, when he first signed with the...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 31, 2014

Red Sox acquired Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes

According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox have sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in exchange for power hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Details to follow.

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