They say home is where the heart is, but for Yoenis Cespedes, home might actually be where the home runs are in addition to the heart.
Tuesday, amid the Detroit Tigers' 15-2 Grapefruit League opening romp over the Baltimore Orioles, Cespedes got his Tigers' career off to the best possible start, walloping a grand slam in only his second ever at-bat with the team. With one mighty swing, he put the game out of reach in the fourth inning.
What a first impression.
Both Tigers' fans and the slugger himself hope that this production was an adequate dress rehearsal that plays out over the course of the entire 2015 season. Cespedes could be the element that has been missing from Detroit's lineup, and the combination of speed and power that he showed at the plate in just his first game was a welcome sight.
It's not going to take long for Cespedes to endear himself to the hometown faithful, especially with those traits. The best early news? Not only is Cespedes looking more and more comfortable by the day, he also seems committed to a long-term future in Detroit beyond this season thanks to that comfort. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press provided this update recently.Read more... Join the Conversation...