CESPEDES OFF TO SLOW START IN DWL

Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes has suited up for two games so far with the Dominican Winter League’s Aguilas Cibaenas, going hitless in seven ABs. The power hitting OF has been the DH in both games.

Cespedes, 26, has applied for residency in the DR and has drawn interest from several MLB teams. His 33 homers (354 AB) in the 2010-2011 Cuban National Series season was a league record, to go along with a batting line of .333/.424/.667.

MLB.com coverage of Saturday Dominican/Venezuelan League games
Cespedes debut story by Spencer Fordin on MLB.com
Chances of MLB success by Jack Moore at Fangraphs.com