The New York Mets have acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers, according to Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com. The trade is now official.
Cespedes, 29, has played in every game this season for the Tigers and has been great so far this season, hitting .293/.323/.506 with 18 home runs and 61 RBIs. The 2014 All-Star will be playing on his fourth team in four major league seasons. He’s already played for the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Tigers and now the Mets. Cespedes will not make it in time for tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals, which will be the first game he’s missed all year long.
Fulmer, 22, has posted a 1.88 ERA in 86 innings in Double-A Binghamton this season. The right-handed pitching prospect has been a surprise this season, and added on to the depth that the Mets already had at the position, which made this trade possible. Fulmer looks like the back of the rotation starter in the future.
Cessa is also a right-handed pitcher, but not as good as Fulmer. The 23-year-old has an ERA of 3.98 in 101 2/3 innings in Double-A and Triple-A this season. He struggled last season as he started to climb up the ladder in the minors, but it looks like he may be figuring it out now. Cessa looks like a future reliever at the major league level.
The #Tigers announced today that the club has acquired RHPs Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa from the Mets in exchange for OF Yoenis Cespedes.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 31, 2015
Source says Cespedes has been dealt to the Mets .— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) July 31, 2015
mets kept wheeler— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2015