Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes signs with Athletics


The Yankees were literally the first name attached to Yoenis Cespedes when his name became prevalent this offseason, but in the end the Yankees were barely involved with the 26-year-old Cuban outfielder. Instead he signed a four-year $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.

Cespedes didn’t really fit with the Yankees because they have a full outfield right now. He could have been a decent replacement for Nick Swisher, who can leave via free agency a year from now, but it wouldn’t have made any sense for Cespedes to play an entire year off the bench or in the minors.


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