Yankees scouted former Met Yoenis Cespedes at showcase in Florida on Tuesday: report




New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes
New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes  

The Yankees were among the teams scouting Yoenis Cespedes during his showcase in Fort Pierce, Fla. on Tuesday, per The New York Post's Ken Davidoff.

Davidoff said Cespedes was taking outfield reps for about 15 minutes, working in center and left field. He then got in the box to take batting practice for 20 minutes.

Other than the Yankees, the Milwaukee Brewers, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs and White Sox, San Diego Padres, and Atlanta Braves were all on hand to watch the 35-year-old get his work in.

 

The Yanks showing up to Cespedes' workout is most likely due diligence. They have a pretty stacked lineup already, and enough bench depth in Tampa.

The former Met opted out after eight games last season with New York, claiming it was for "COVID-19 related reasons." But SNY's Andy Martino reported that Cespedes was not too happy with his role as DH on the Mets as well as certain concerns he had with incentives in his contract.

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