|Dec. 11 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Analysis: The Red Sox acquired Cespedes in the deal that sent Jon Lester to Oakland. Cespedes finished the year with a .260 average, 22 home runs and 100 RBIs. The 29-year-old Cespedes gives Detroit another power-hitting presence in the middle of its lineup, along with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez.
|Sep. 6 3:08 PM PT4:08 PM MT5:08 PM CT6:08 PM ET18:08 ET22:08 GMT6:08 3:08 PM MST5:08 PM EST5:38 PM VEN2:08 UAE (+1)5:08 PM CT-Cespedes went 4 for 6 in Friday's win over Toronto.
Analysis: The slugger is batting .392 over his last 12 games.
|Sep. 3 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-Cespedes went 3 for 5 with a triple on Tuesday in Boston's win over the Yankees.
Analysis: Cespedes is hitting .405 over his last nine.
|Aug. 14 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET0:14 ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST11:44 PM VEN8:14 UAE11:14 PM CT-Cespedes returned Thursday for Boston.
Analysis: Cespedes left the game Wednesday after six innings with a right hand contusion after manager John Farrell said he got jammed in his last at bat.
|Aug. 13 12:41 PM PT1:41 PM MT2:41 PM CT3:41 PM ET15:41 ET19:41 GMT3:41 12:41 PM MST2:41 PM EST3:11 PM VEN23:41 UAE2:41 PM CT-Cespedes homered in Tuesday's win in Cincinnati.
Analysis: He's homered in consecutive games and has seven RBIs in his last four.
|July 31 8:09 AM PT9:09 AM MT10:09 AM CT11:09 AM ET11:09 ET15:09 GMT23:09 8:09 AM MST10:09 AM EST10:39 AM VEN19:09 UAE10:09 AM CT-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.
Analysis: Cespedes won the past two Home Run Derbys at the All-Star game. He is in the third season of a $36 million, four-year contract he signed before 2012.
|July 30 10:23 AM PT11:23 AM MT12:23 PM CT1:23 PM ET13:23 ET17:23 GMT1:23 10:23 AM MST12:23 PM EST12:53 PM VEN21:23 UAE12:23 PM CT-Cespedes went 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 7-4 win at Houston.
Analysis: Cespedes has hit safely in nine of 10, batting .357 with three homers and 11 RBIs.
|July 28 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Cespedes was 2 for 5 with two RBIs Sunday.
Analysis: Cespedes needs to turn it around for fantasy owners since he is at .190 in July. Consider dangling him as trade bait if these struggles persist.
|July 24 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with a sprained right thumb Wednesday.
Analysis: Cespedes, the two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion, has had several hand and wrist injuries in his two-and-a-half years in the majors. A's manager Bob Melvin said the slugger hurt his thumb when he fell following an awkward swing on a ground out in the fifth. X-rays on Cespedes' thumb were negative, Melvin said.
|July 14 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET23:59 ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST11:29 PM VEN7:59 UAE (+1)10:59 PM CT-Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night. Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999.
Analysis: Cespedes hit a total of 30 home runs on the night. He saved his best for last, a 452-foot blast to the third deck above left field that officially measured as the longest of the night.
|July 4 12:41 PM PT1:41 PM MT2:41 PM CT3:41 PM ET15:41 ET19:41 GMT3:41 12:41 PM MST2:41 PM EST3:11 PM VEN23:41 UAE2:41 PM CT-Cespedes went 0 for 4 in a 4-1 win over Toronto on Thursday night to snap a 15-game hitting streak
Analysis: Cespedes, batting .269, hit .344 (21 for 61) with 13 RBIs during his streak.
|June 29 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Cespedes extended his hit streak to 12 games by going 2 for 7 in a 7-6 win in 14 innings against Miami on Saturday.
Analysis: The Oakland outfielder, currently batting .272, has gone 18 for 50 (.360) during his streak with three doubles, two homers and 13 RBIs.
|June 28 5:59 PM PT6:59 PM MT7:59 PM CT8:59 PM ET20:59 ET0:59 GMT8:59 5:59 PM MST7:59 PM EST8:29 PM VEN4:59 UAE (+1)7:59 PM CT-Cespedes was 2 for 4 and scored three runs in Friday's win over Miami.
Analysis: Cespedes has hit safely in 11 straight and is batting .343 with 23 RBIs over his last 24 games.
|June 20 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-Cespedes went 2 for 4 with his 14th home run in Thursday's 4-2 win over Boston.
Analysis: In addition to showing off his arm, Cespedes is performing well at the plate recently. He's 8 for 20 with two homers and seven RBIs in his last five games.
|June 12 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET22:25 ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST9:55 PM VEN6:25 UAE (+1)9:25 PM CT-Cespedes went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: Cespedes is batting .366 on a nine-game hitting streak.
|June 5 5:23 PM PT6:23 PM MT7:23 PM CT8:23 PM ET20:23 ET0:23 GMT8:23 5:23 PM MST7:23 PM EST7:53 PM VEN4:23 UAE (+1)7:23 PM CT-Cespedes went 3 for 5 with two home runs in Wednesday's win over the New York Yankees.
Analysis: He has three homers and seven RBIs in his last four games.
|May 25 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET21:35 ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST9:05 PM VEN5:35 UAE (+1)8:35 PM CT-Cespedes went 3 for 4 with his eighth home run and a triple in a 5-2 loss at Toronto on Saturday.
Analysis: Cespedes had gone 1 for 16 over his previous four games.
|May 19 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Cespedes went 2 for 5 with five RBIs in Sunday's win in Cleveland.
Analysis: It was a career high in RBIs for Cespedes.
|May 10 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET16:54 ET20:54 GMT4:54 1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST4:24 PM VEN0:54 UAE (+1)3:54 PM CT-Cespedes went deep again in Friday's 8-0 win over Washington.
Analysis: Cespedes has homered three times in the last four games. He is tied with Josh Donaldson for the team lead with seven long balls on the season.
|May 1 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Cespedes enjoyed a very good fantasy effort in a 12-1 rout of the awful Rangers.
Analysis: Cespedes was 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
|Apr. 30 10:45 PM PT11:45 PM MT12:45 AM CT1:45 AM ET1:45 ET5:45 GMT13:45 10:45 PM MST12:45 AM EST1:15 AM VEN9:45 UAE12:45 AM CT-Cespedes returned Tuesday after missing four games with a with a strained left hamstring.
Analysis: He had a hit and scored three runs Tuesday before leaving the win over Texas.
|Apr. 21 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET0:40 ET4:40 GMT12:40 9:40 PM MST11:40 PM EST12:10 AM VEN8:40 UAE11:40 PM CT-Cespedes left Sunday's game with a heel injury.
Analysis: It isn't expected to be serious and he could be back in the lineup Monday.
|Apr. 19 1:19 PM PT2:19 PM MT3:19 PM CT4:19 PM ET16:19 ET20:19 GMT4:19 1:19 PM MST3:19 PM EST3:49 PM VEN0:19 UAE (+1)3:19 PM CT-Cespedes was 3 for 4 Friday against Houston with his fourth homer.
Analysis: Cespedes is slugging .523 through 16 games with 13 RBIs.