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Yoenis Céspedes

Céspedes playing with the Mets on August 10, 2015
New York Mets — No. 52
Born: October 18, 1985 (1985-10-18) (age 35)
Campechuela, Granma Province, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
March 28, 2012 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
(through September 4, 2015)
Batting average     .271
Hits     583
Home runs     100
Runs batted in     351
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (2014)
  • 2× Home Run Derby Champion (2013, 2014)
  • AL Rookie of the Month (September 2012)

Yoenis Céspedes Milanés (born October 18, 1985) is a Cuban professional baseball player. He is an outfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). Céspedes played before for the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, and the Detroit Tigers. He has also played in the Cuban National Series. He is a member of the Cuba national baseball team. Céspedes won the Home Run Derby in 2013 and 2014.

On July 31, 2015, Céspedes was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the New York Mets in exchange for minor league pitchers Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.

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