"I would like to be in a Tigers uniform for many years," Cespedes said Sunday through an interpreter in his first interview with English-speaking media since he reported to camp. "It's a good team now and it will be for many years to come. Every major league player wants a ring, and with this team, you have a really good chance."
Cespedes, 29, was traded to the Red Sox last July by the Oakland Athletics. He hit .260 with 22 home runs, 100 RBI and a .751 OPS over the course of the season, earning his first All-Star Game berth in the process.
Cespedes will make $10.5 million this season, the last of the four-year contract he initially signed with the Athletics. He will also be a free agent after the season.
- Mike Fiammetta