Yoenis Céspedes - Biography
Last Modified: Sep 3, 2020
|Best Known For:||New York Mets|
|Net Worth:||$60 million|
|Born on :||October 18, 1985 (age 36)|
|Birth Name /
|Yoenis Céspedes Milanés|
|Birth Place:||Campechuela, Granma Province, Cuba|
|Father's Name:||Cresencio Cespedes|
|Mother's Name:||Estela Milanes|
Yoelqui Cespedes (half-brother)
|Marital Status:||In Relationship|
|Girlfriend Name:||Sandra Quesada|
Yoenis Cespedes Jr. (son)
|Height:||1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)|
|Weight:||99 kg (218.26 lb)|
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Who is Yoenis Céspedes?
Yoenis Céspedes is a baseball player by profession and Cuban by nationality. He is currently the outfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Yoenis Céspedes – Age, Parents, Siblings
Yoenis Céspedes’ birth took place on October 18, 1985, in Campechuela, Granma Province, Cuba. He was born as Yoenis Céspedes Milanés to mother Estela Milanés, a softball pitcher who appeared in the 2000 Summer Olympics for Cuba and father Cresencio Céspedes, a former Cuban League catcher.
But his parents separated when he was only a year old. And at the age of 10, his mother sent him to a state-run school so that he could focus on baseball. He also has a half-sibling, younger half-brother named Yoelqui Céspedes, also a baseball player.
The educational history of Céspedes is not known. His ethnicity is Cuban.
Yoenis Céspedes – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Yoenis Céspedes is in relationship with girlfriend Sandra Quesada, a Latin-American woman. Since he is not married, divorce is out of the question.
Yoenis Céspedes, Sandra Quesada in 2016 (Twitter)
Céspedes might not be a married man with a wife, but he is a father. His son Yoenis Céspedes Jr. was born in June 2009 and still lives in Cuba. Yoenis Céspedes has tried repeatedly to bring him over to the US without any success.
It was also reported that he had met the mother of his son when he was 14 and were together for the next 9 years before he left Cuba in 2011.
Yoenis Céspedes – Career
In the Cuban team
Céspedes started his career with Alazanes de Granma during the 2003–04 Cuban National Series. For the 2004–05 season he batted .313/.403/.540 and in 2005–06 season, he played 88 games hitting .351/.444/.649 with 23 home runs, 89 runs and 78 runs batted in (RBI).
His performance was similar in the 2006–2007 season, producing a .303/.402/.541 rate with 17 home runs and 79 runs in 89 games. The following season his hit was .284/.342/.552.
In 2009, Yoenis Céspedes was the starting center fielder for Cuba in World Baseball Classic and Baseball World Cup. In the 2010 World University Baseball Championship, Céspedes played for six games and went 11 for 22 with 12 runs, 14 RBI, two doubles and four homers. The same year he played for 2010 Intercontinental Cup.
In the summer of 2011, Yoenis Céspedes left Cuba and headed to the USA. In January 2012, he bypassed the MLB draft and became an unrestricted free agent.
On February 13, 2012, he signed a 4-year, $36 million contract with the Oakland Athletics and made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut on March 28, 2012. He played for the team until 2014 and was traded to Boston Red Sox on July 31, 2014.
Just months later on December 11, 2014, Yoenis Céspedes was again traded to Detroit Tigers.
Yoenis Céspedes played for the New York Mets in 2015 through 2018. In 2017, he signed a four-year, $110 million contract with the New York Mets with $27.5 million Average Annual Value.
Yoenis Céspedes – Injury
On May 20, 2019, it was reported that he had fractured his right ankle on his ranch which will put him in injured list for the 2019 season. In 2017 he had suffered hamstring and quadriceps ailments and in 2018 he had a right hip flexor strain.
Yoenis Céspedes – Awards, Nominations
Over the years, Céspedes has won numerous awards. Some include Home Run Derby champion (2013, 2014), National League champion (2015), Cuba national team gold medallist (2007 Pan Am Games, 2010 International Cup, 2010 World University), MLB All-Star (2014, 2016).
Yoenis Céspedes – Net Worth, Salary
Céspedes’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million and his annual salary is estimated to be $23 Million.
Yoenis Céspedes – Social Media
On social media, he is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and also has an official website- yoeniscespedesofficial.com.
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