|Nov. 5 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Cespedes has opted out of the remaining two years on his contract and will re-enter the free-agent market.
Analysis: The decision was completely expected after Cespedes hit .280 with 31 homers and 86 RBIs during a strong 2016 campaign with the Mets, who had re-signed the slugger to a three-year, $75 million deal in January that included the opt-out provision. In a market with few impact players, Cespedes stands a good chance of eclipsing the $47.5 million over two seasons he gave up to become a free agent.
|Sep. 30 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET23:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST11:00 PM VEN7:30 UAE (+1)10:30 PM CT-Cespedes had an RBI single and scored twice in Friday's win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Cespedes has five homers and 12 RBIs in 11 career games at Citizens Bank Park. He's driven in 12 runs and scored 13 in 14 games against the Phillies overall this season.
|Sep. 27 7:50 PM PT8:50 PM MT9:50 PM CT10:50 PM ET22:50 ET2:50 GMT10:50 7:50 PM MST9:50 PM EST10:20 PM VEN6:50 UAE (+1)9:50 PM CT-Cespedes hit his 31st homer of the season, a two-run shot, and scored a pair of runs Tuesday.
Analysis: Cespedes halted a 14-game home run drought. Seven of his nine homers since the beginning of August have come on the road. The Mets have no home games left in the regular season.
|Sep. 22 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET0:25 ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST11:55 PM VEN8:25 UAE11:25 PM CT-Cespedes was robbed of one home run and maybe two Wednesday, including what would have been a game-winning three-run shot in the ninth inning. Ender Inciarte's leaping grab gave Atlanta a 4-3 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Cespedes also thought he had a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning when a leaping Matt Kemp knocked down his fly ball at the top of the fence. Cespedes settled for a double that time, his only hit in five at-bats. He hasn't homered in nine straight games while batting .171.
|Sep. 20 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET23:02 ET3:02 GMT11:02 8:02 PM MST10:02 PM EST10:32 PM VEN7:02 UAE (+1)10:02 PM CT-Cespedes was hit by a pitch and scored a run Tuesday but finished 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.
Analysis: Cespedes has batted .167 without a homer in his last eight games. He's gone 11 straight at Citi Field without homering.
|Sep. 18 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET23:14 ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST10:44 PM VEN7:14 UAE (+1)10:14 PM CT-Cespedes is in the Mets' lineup for Monday's game against Atlanta.
Analysis: Cespedes exited Sunday's win over Minnesota after six innings when experiencing nausea and dizziness, but manager Terry Collins said after the game that the outfielder's condition wasn't a major concern.
|Sep. 11 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET21:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)8:04 PM CT-Cespedes' 30th homer in Sunday's 10-3 win at Atlanta was his second grand slam of the season and fourth of his career.
Analysis: Cespedes is batting .311 with eight homers, 19 RBIs and 14 runs in his last 19 games, a big reason why the Mets are 15-4 in that span.
|Sep. 6 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday as the Mets rallied for a 5-3 win over the Reds.
Analysis: It was the 28th homer for Cespedes, who has gone deep six times in his last 15 games while batting .321 with 11 RBIs over that stretch.
|Sep. 1 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Cespedes went 2 for 3 with a run scored in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Cespedes has been riding high of late, batting .375 with five home runs and nine RBIs over his last 10 games.
|Aug. 29 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Cespedes capped a three-hit night with a two-out homer in the 10th inning that gave the Mets an important 2-1 victory over Miami on Monday.
Analysis: After taking Sunday off to rest a nagging right quadriceps injury, Cespedes homered for a second straight game and fifth time in his past eight. The invaluable slugger is hitting .406 with nine RBIs over that eight-game stretch.
|Aug. 28 9:46 AM PT10:46 AM MT11:46 AM CT12:46 PM ET12:46 ET16:46 GMT0:46 9:46 AM MST11:46 AM EST12:16 PM VEN20:46 UAE11:46 AM CT-Cespedes again has soreness in his right quadriceps and was held out of the lineup for Sunday afternoon's game against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Cespedes originally suffered the injury on July 8 after chasing Daniel Murphy's RBI double to deep center field in the Mets' 3-1 loss to Washington. He went 1 for 2 with a mammoth home run in the Mets' 12-1 rout of Philadelphia on Saturday. He walked and scored in the seventh inning but was pinch-hit for in his second at-bat in the inning, as New York sent 11 men to the plate. He leads the team with a .295 average and is among the NL leaders with 26 home runs.
|Aug. 27 10:58 AM PT11:58 AM MT12:58 PM CT1:58 PM ET13:58 ET17:58 GMT1:58 10:58 AM MST12:58 PM EST1:28 PM VEN21:58 UAE12:58 PM CT-Cespedes had two hits in Friday's win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Cespedes is batting .360 with three homers in his last six games and is hitting .417 in 12 at-bats with a pair of home runs lifetime against Jeremy Hellickson, Saturday's scheduled starter for Philadelphia.
|Aug. 22 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Cespedes' third homer in two games, a two-run blast in the seventh inning, accounted for the only runs in the Mets' 2-0 victory at San Francisco on Sunday night.
Analysis: The last two days have dispelled any doubts that Cespedes is over the quadriceps injury that sidelined him for over two weeks earlier this month. The slugger went 3 for 5 with a pair of homers and three RBIs Saturday in his second game back from the disabled list.
|Aug. 21 12:36 PM PT1:36 PM MT2:36 PM CT3:36 PM ET15:36 ET19:36 GMT3:36 12:36 PM MST2:36 PM EST3:06 PM VEN23:36 UAE2:36 PM CT-Cespedes had a monster game in Saturday's 9-5 victory at San Francisco, in which the slugger delivered an RBI double in his first at-bat and two solo homers later on.
Analysis: This was Cespedes' second game back from a quadriceps injury that sidelined him for just over two weeks. He certainly appears to be healthy now, which is good news for fantasy owners as well as a Mets team that has some ground to make up to reach the playoffs.
|Aug. 3 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-The New York Mets activated Cespedes and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the disabled list in a move manager Terry Collins hopes will provide a much-needed offensive boost for his ball club.
Analysis: Cespedes had been out since Aug. 4 because of a strained right quad. He was among the team leaders in batting average (.289), home runs (22) and RBIs (59) before getting hurt.
|Aug. 3 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET12:38 ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST12:08 PM VEN20:38 UAE11:38 AM CT-Cespedes, who hasn't started since Saturday because of an injured quadriceps, pinch-hit and had a run-scoring infield single Tuesday against the Yankees.
Analysis: He was the Mets' designated hitter Wednesday when the series switched to the Bronx. Manager Terry Collins expects Cespedes will be ready to return to the outfield next Tuesday, when the Mets open a series at home against Arizona.
|July 28 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-Cespedes was limited to pinch-hitting duties in Thursday's game against Colorado after his previous quadriceps injury flared up.
Analysis: Cespedes missed over a week with the same injury earlier this month, therefore he could be out of the lineup for additional games. He was immediately removed for a pinch-runner after being walked intentionally in the seventh inning of Thursday's contest.
|July 27 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET23:32 ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST11:02 PM VEN7:32 UAE (+1)10:32 PM CT-Cespedes hit a go-ahead homer off Adam Wainwright to cap a three-run comeback in the seventh that gave the Mets the lead Wednesday, but they ended up falling 5-4 to the Cardinals.
Analysis: This snapped an 11-game home run drought for Cespedes.
|July 23 9:14 AM PT10:14 AM MT11:14 AM CT12:14 PM ET12:14 ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST11:44 AM VEN20:14 UAE11:14 AM CT-Cespedes doubled, was hit by a pitch and drove in two runs with a pair of sacrifice flies in Friday's road win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Cespedes had gone 1 for 10 without an RBI in his previous three games after missing a week with a strained quad. The Cuba native is a career .373 hitter in Miami with 11 RBIs and 16 runs in 12 games.
|July 15 4:50 PM PT5:50 PM MT6:50 PM CT7:50 PM ET19:50 ET23:50 GMT7:50 4:50 PM MST6:50 PM EST7:20 PM VEN3:50 UAE (+1)6:50 PM CT-Cespedes returned to the lineup Sunday after sitting out the first two games of the series to rest his strained right quadriceps.
Analysis: Cespedes went 0 for 3 with a walk in his return.
|July 9 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT-Cespedes was pulled after three innings of Friday's loss to Washington due to a strained right quadriceps.
Analysis: Cespedes, who got hurt chasing down an RBI double by former teammate Daniel Murphy, said he hopes to return after next week's All-Star break. Not only will he sit out the Mets' games this weekend, but he was pulled off the NL roster for the All-Star Game. He leads the Mets with a .302 average, 21 homers and 52 RBIs.
|July 7 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET23:43 ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST11:13 PM VEN7:43 UAE (+1)10:43 PM CT-Cespedes didn't hit one of the Mets' four homers in Thursday's win over the Nats but did go 2 for 3 with a double and two walks.
Analysis: Cespedes has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, going 17 for 43 (.395) with three home runs and seven RBIs.
|July 5 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET22:23 ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST9:53 PM VEN6:23 UAE (+1)9:23 PM CT-Cespedes went 2 for 3 with a solo homer and walk in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Marlins.
Analysis: Cespedes has hit safely in 13 of 14 games, batting .400 with four home runs and eight RBIs. He is 1 for 3 with a homer against Justin Nicolino, Miami's scheduled starter for Wednesday.
|July 5 4:37 PM PT5:37 PM MT6:37 PM CT7:37 PM ET19:37 ET23:37 GMT7:37 4:37 PM MST6:37 PM EST7:07 PM VEN3:37 UAE (+1)6:37 PM CT-Cespedes was named a starting outfielder for the NL All-Star team.
Analysis: Cespedes is batting .300 with 20 homers - second-most among NL outfielders - 15 doubles and 50 RBIs. His .397 weighted OBA is second among all MLB outfielders.
|June 24 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET23:23 ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST10:53 PM VEN7:23 UAE (+1)10:23 PM CT-Cespedes made his return Friday after missing one game with a mild sprained left wrist.
Analysis: Cespedes went 1 for 5 after leaving Wednesday's game in the sixth inning.
|June 22 4:53 PM PT5:53 PM MT6:53 PM CT7:53 PM ET19:53 ET23:53 GMT7:53 4:53 PM MST6:53 PM EST7:23 PM VEN3:53 UAE (+1)6:53 PM CT-Cespedes left Wednesday's game against Kansas City in the sixth inning with a wrist injury.
Analysis: Cespedes has only a mild sprain of his left wrist and received a cortisone shot. The Mets are likely to hold him out into the weekend.
|June 21 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET22:38 ET2:38 GMT10:38 7:38 PM MST9:38 PM EST10:08 PM VEN6:38 UAE (+1)9:38 PM CT-Cespedes hit his 18th homer in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Cespedes had two hits, matching his total from the previous four contests.
|June 19 9:08 PM PT10:08 PM MT11:08 PM CT12:08 AM ET0:08 ET4:08 GMT12:08 9:08 PM MST11:08 PM EST11:38 PM VEN8:08 UAE11:08 PM CT-Cespedes launched his 17th homer of the season in Saturday's loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: Though he's homered just twice since May 23, Cespedes has been swinging a hot bat of late. He's hitting .368 over his last 10 games.
|June 16 10:54 AM PT11:54 AM MT12:54 PM CT1:54 PM ET13:54 ET17:54 GMT1:54 10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST1:24 PM VEN21:54 UAE12:54 PM CT-Cespedes went 3 for 4 with a walk and scored three times in the Mets' rout of the Pirates on Wednesday.
Analysis: The slugger is batting .414 in his last seven games following a 3-for-35 slump. A better eye could be helping his resurgence, having drawn three walks in the past four games after managing just two in the previous 16.
|June 13 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET11:22 ET15:22 GMT23:22 8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST10:52 AM VEN19:22 UAE10:22 AM CT-Cespedes continued his recent surge by going 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 5-3 loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Cespedes has gone 9 for 22 with a home run, two doubles and three RBIs in his last five games.
|June 11 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Cespedes had a home run and a double in Friday's 2-1 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Cespedes has gone 7 for 15 over his last three games following a 3-for-35 slump.
|June 10 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Cespedes looks to be on a roll after going 2 for 5 with an RBI in Thursday's 5-2 victory over the Brewers.
Analysis: Cespedes has gone 5 for 10 in his last two games after a 3-for-35 stretch over his previous 11.
|June 7 5:22 PM PT6:22 PM MT7:22 PM CT8:22 PM ET20:22 ET0:22 GMT8:22 5:22 PM MST7:22 PM EST7:52 PM VEN4:22 UAE (+1)7:22 PM CT-Cespedes returned to the lineup in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader and went 0 for 3 with a walk after sitting out Saturday at Miami and being limited to a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday against the Marlins.
Analysis: Cespedes is still an obvious fantasy performer, though remains streaky.
|June 4 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Cespedes was scratched from Saturday's lineup at Miami due to a sore right hip.
Analysis: The slugger is day to day, but his absence will further weaken a lineup that's currently without David Wright and Lucas Duda. He and manager Terry Collins said they don't think the hip will sideline him long.
|May 24 3:04 PM PT4:04 PM MT5:04 PM CT6:04 PM ET18:04 ET22:04 GMT6:04 3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST5:34 PM VEN2:04 UAE (+1)5:04 PM CT-Cespedes launched his MLB-best 15th home run and went 2 for 4 in a 7-1 win over Washington on Monday.
Analysis: Cespedes is batting .400 with four homers in his last nine games. He's also 9 for 21 (.429) with three home runs in a six-game hit streak.
|May 22 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET11:45 ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST11:15 AM VEN19:45 UAE10:45 AM CT-Cespedes came through again for the Mets on Saturday, recording two hits and hitting a game-tying two-run homer in an eventual 5-4 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: The homer was Cespedes' 14th of the season, tied with Nolan Arenado for the major league lead, and he tops all NL hitters with 35 RBIs. He's hitting .391 with three homers over his last seven games.
|May 9 1:18 PM PT2:18 PM MT3:18 PM CT4:18 PM ET16:18 ET20:18 GMT4:18 1:18 PM MST3:18 PM EST3:48 PM VEN0:18 UAE (+1)3:18 PM CT-Cespedes continued his prolific power binge in Sunday's victory at San Diego.
Analysis: The Cuban slugger homered for the third time in four games in New York's 4-3 win. Tied for second in the NL with 11 homers, Cespedes has bashed 10 and racked up 27 RBIs over an 18-game stretch in which he's batting .328.
|May 6 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Cespedes took Brad Hand out of the yard Thursday.
Analysis: Cespedes is hitting .333 since the April 15 tax deadline.
|Apr. 30 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 set a New York Mets record in Friday night's 13-1 rout of San Francisco with six RBIs in a 12-run third inning.
Analysis: The Mets slugger had a two-run single off starter Jake Peavy and a grand slam against reliever Mike Broadway to finish off the outburst. Cespedes is batting .382 with six homers, four other extra-base hits and 20 RBIs during a nine-game hit streak.
|Apr. 29 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Cespedes is back in the New York Mets' lineup after missing five starts with a bruised right thigh.
Analysis: The slugger was set to bat cleanup and play center field Friday night against San Francisco in the opener of a three-game series. Cespedes initially got hurt jumping into the stands in pursuit of a foul ball. He aggravated the bruise sliding into second base last Friday in Atlanta and hadn't started since. He came off the bench for one at-bat during that span, delivering a tying, pinch-hit, three-run homer Tuesday against Cincinnati.
|Apr. 27 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET15:45 ET19:45 GMT3:45 12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST3:15 PM VEN23:45 UAE2:45 PM CT-Cespedes had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the New York Mets to a 4-3 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Cespedes, who missed the previous three games due to an ailing leg, has five home runs in his last eight contests.
|Apr. 20 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST5:27 PM VEN1:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-Cespedes homered in Tuesday's win in Philadelphia.
Analysis: Cespedes is 7 for 19 with three home runs and nine RBIs on a five-game hitting streak.
|Apr. 11 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Cespedes hit his first home run while going 2 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: The sixth-inning two-run shot provided his first two RBIs of the season.
|Feb. 3 10:23 AM PT11:23 AM MT12:23 PM CT1:23 PM ET13:23 ET18:23 GMT2:23 11:23 AM MST1:23 PM EST1:53 PM VEN22:23 UAE12:23 PM CT-Cespedes says his first choice was to remain with the New York Mets. In his first public comments since agreeing to a $75 million, three-year contract, the outfielder maintained his welcome last summer was the key to his decision.
Analysis: New York, which reached the World Series for the first time since 2000, treated Cespedes as a newly signed player, showing video highlights of his performance last season after he entered the news conference.