The Tigers are waiting for Yoenis Cespedes to lower his asking price

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Update (6:30 PM EST): Changed some phrasing used in the title and in the body of this post.


Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is one of a handful of elite free agents remaining as the new year approaches, and the Tigers appear to be waiting for him to lower his asking price, according to Bob Nightegale of USA TODAY.

The Tigers have had a busy offseason, adding Jordan Zimmermann, Francisco Rodriguez, Mark Lowe, Mike Pelfrey, and Cameron Maybin. Anthony Gose would man left field if the season were to start today, so Cespedes would be a nice upgrade to complement J.D. Martinez in right and Maybin in center.

Cespedes, 30, hit .293/.323/.506 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 427 plate appearances with the Tigers before they traded him to the Mets at the trade deadline earlier this year.

Other free agent outfielders left include Justin Upton, Alex Gordon, and Dexter Fowler.