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Yoenis Cespedes (LF,CF,DH)

Detroit Tigers

By Brendan Ross, Tigers Correspondent, Fri, Dec 12th 4:05pm EST

The Detroit Tigers acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes, RHP Alex Wilson, and RHP Gabe Speier from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for RHP Rick Porcello. (Source: FOX Sports)

Fantasy Impact: After losing Torii Hunter to free agency, the Tigers needed another corner outfielder and got a good one in Cespedes, who should be the Tigers' starting left fielder. Cespedes will have great fantasy value as he will likely bat behind Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, and Victor Martinez. In 152 games between Oakland and Boston the past season, Cespedes slashed .260/.301/.450 with 22 home runs and 100 RBI. Although Cespedes has never had a high batting average, he has the ability to hit the ball out of the park as well as swipe some bags with 7 SB in each of the pat two seasons, and 16 SB in 2012, his first season. Early projections have Cespedes as a top-20 OF, batting around .260 with 23 HR, 90 RBI, and 7 SB.

Yoenis Cespedes News & Advice

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Rotoworld | Dec 11th, 5:37pm
Tigers acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes, RHP Alex Wilson, and RHP Gabe Speier from the Red Sox for RHP Rick Porcello.
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MLB.com | Dec 11th, 5:30pm
The Red Sox have traded the power bat of Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers for a key rotation piece in right-hander Rick Porcello.
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ESPN | Dec 11th, 4:11pm
The Detroit Tigers have agreed to acquire another slugger for their lineup, landing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for starting pitcher Rick Porcello, sources told Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com on Thursday.
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Rotoworld | Dec 11th, 2:43pm
According to CJ Nitkowski of FOX Sports 1, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been traded to the Tigers for right-handed starter Rick Porcello.
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MLB.com | Dec 11th, 2:15pm
By adding slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for right-hander Rick Porcello on Thursday morning, the Tigers' parting shot to this year's Winter Meetings was an answer to the past few days of business done by the rest of the American League Central.
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MLB.com | Dec 11th, 1:57pm
The Red Sox and Tigers agreed to a deal Thursday that sends slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to Detroit and right-hander Rick Porcello to Boston, according to a source. Neither team has confirmed the trade.