FOX Sports reports that Cespedes is determined to stay with the Tigers beyond this season, whether he’s traded or not.
Yoenis Cespedes is currently in third place in voting for the final spot on the American League All-Star roster.
Joining Moustakas on the ballot for the AL’s final spot are Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Detroit outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, Minnesota second baseman Brian Dozier and Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner.
For a Detroit team that’s already dealt with its share of injuries, the steady production of Yoenis Cespedes has been a big help.
Last week, Boston Red Sox’ Pablo Sandoval was benched for using Instagram during one of their games.
“I’m only focused on playing baseball, doing the best I can to help the team,” Cespedes said, “but I would like to stay here in Detroit.”
Cespedes was in the bathroom – and thus, late to return to the field – because he was sick to his stomach and needed to throw up.
The Reds broadcasters wanted the Tigers to bring in another player.
Yoenis Cespedes has left Detroit’s game against Oakland with flu-like symptoms.
The report does not come as much of a shock given comments Price made back in January.