Cespedes update: Expecting to play Friday
Credit MLB.com associate Alejandro Zuniga for checking postgame with Yoenis Cespedes, who said he was ill Thursday but expects to be OK for Friday’s series opener against the White Sox in Chicago. He, too, said his third-inning exit had nothing to do with fouling a ball off his foot.
“I threw up, and I felt a little lightheaded,” Cespedes told Zuniga after Thursday’s loss. “But I’m good now.”
Cespedes is 6-for-9 with four home runs for his career against Friday’s scheduled White Sox starter, Jose Quintana. He’ll probably need to be a lot sicker on this to miss out on that matchup.
The Tigers are also getting Rajai Davis back from the paternity leave list. Daniel Fields was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo, as was always the plan.