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.

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The Tigers are doing it right:
“The Red Sox entered Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over the Twins having swung at the fewest first pitches (386) in baseball. As a means of comparison, the shocking Houston Astros, who lead the AL West, have swung at 681 first pitches.
Correlation does not equal causation, so let’s just say it’s interesting that of the 10 most aggressive teams on the first pitch, six have winning records, including the division-leading Astros and Cardinals. Meanwhile, of the five most patient teams, three are in last place (Red Sox, A’s, White Sox).”
John Tomase
Tigers: 618

That is a very interesting take. And I also tend to favor Weaver baseball as you have said you do. So, this kinda makes sense nto me and definitely gives some justification to Delmon Young’s hitting strategy.

I just checked Young out on Baseball Reference. He is hitting .302 with 7 HRs and 30 RBIs as well as appeared in 29 games in RF, 2 in LF and 3 @ DH. In fact, I even saw him on the MLB Highlights show this season, Young’s production and Buck’s favorable impression of his worth seemingly led to De Aza’s recent DFA.

I posted, more than once, DY stats to prove him right. But bad choice, but for Kathy he had no fans here

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