Cespedes, of course, played for Detroit in 2015, at least until he was traded to the Mets at the deadline in late July. Gordon, of course, has always been a Royal. The Tigers’ current outfield alignment consists of J.D. Martinez, Anthony Gose and Cameron Maybin. While Gose and Maybin could be a nice center field combo, Brad Ausmus likely doesn’t want both of them in the lineup at the same time all that often. As such, Detroit getting a left fielder with a decent bat seems fairly essential.