Yoenis Céspedes — Photos By: Medina Lynn August 2, 2020 4:53PM EDT 1 of 5 Yoenis Cespédes — Photos AP New York Mets star Yoenis Cespédes stretches before a baseball game against the New York Yankees on July 20, 2018. His orange number 52 could clearly be seen on his left sleeve, as he rocked his Mets cap backwards. Yoenis Cespédes was born in the town of Campechuela, Cuba on October 18, 1985 to Estela Milanés, a softball pitcher, and former baseball player Cresencio Céspedes. Yoenis got his start in baseball in the Cuban Winter League. He left Cuba for the Dominican Republic in 2011, where he met a sports agent who helped him establish residency in the United States. With his extraordinary talent, he skipped the MLB draft process to become a free agent, quickly signing a $36 million contract with the Oakland Athletics for four years. He was traded to the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, before landing with the NY Mets in 2015 on a on a $75 million contract, then later a $110 million deal. On Sunday, Aug. 2, Yoenis failed to show up for a scheduled game against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. “As of game time, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the ballpark today. He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful,” the statement read. See photos of the baseball star. August 2, 2020, 4:20PM 2 of 5 Yoenis Céspedes plays for the Mets AP New York Mets center fielder Yoenis Céspedes hustles to first base, on a 2 run double in the 8th inning during a match-up with the Miami Marlins. Prior to playing for the Mets, Yoenis also played for the Red Sox and Tigers. August 2, 2020, 4:20PM 3 of 5 Yoenis Céspedes high-fives a teammate AP Yoenis Céspedes is congratulated after a two run home run during a match-up with the St. Louis Cardinals. He sported his Mets jersey with his number 52. August 2, 2020, 4:20PM 4 of 5 Yoenis Céspedes plays against St. Louis AP New York Mets center fielder Yoenis Céspedes is seen at the plate in 2016 during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Since joining the MLB in 2012, he’s been celebrated as one of the best players of the modern day era. August 2, 2020, 4:20PM 5 of 5 Yoenis Céspedes is seen on the field AP Yoenis Céspedes is seen during a game against the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets. The Cuban-born star was signed to a $110 million deal with the team. August 2, 2020, 4:20PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.