On Sunday afternoon, Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes said, “I would like to be in a Tigers uniform for many years,” as MLive.com’s Chris Iott reports. He added, “It’s a good team now and it will be for many years to come. Every major league player wants a ring, and with this team, you have a really good chance.”
Cespedes will earn $10.5 million this season, the last of a four year contract he had initially signed with the Athletics. He will become eligible for free agency after the season.
Cespedes, 29, batted an aggregate .260/.301/.450 with 22 home runs and 100 RBI between the Athletics and Red Sox last season. The A’s sent him to Boston at the trade deadline last season in exchange for Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes, and cash. In December, the Red Sox traded him along with Alex Wilson and minor leaguer Gabe Speier to the Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello.