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Yoenis Cespedes | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.
Cespedes sat out Thursday after spraining his right thumb on an awkward swing Wednesday. Not only is he back in the lineup Friday, he's making just his second start this season in center field. Jul 25 - 4:56 PM

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Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) was available to pinch-hit Thursday.

Cespedes didn't start the game after spraining his right thumb on an awkward swing Wednesday. It's a bit of a concern because he's had hand issues in the past, but this one does seem like a minor ailment. Cespedes is listed as day-to-day.
Jul 25 - 9:09 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is not in the A's starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Astros.

Cespedes sprained his right thumb on a hard swing late Wednesday night -- after clubbing two home runs earlier in the game. X-rays ruled out a fracture, but the Cuban slugger could need multiple days of rest.
Jul 24 - 1:08 PM

Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a right thumb sprain.

Cespedes suffered the injury on a violent swing Wednesday night. He had homered twice in the game before exiting. X-rays were negative, but the slugger is likely to sit out of Thursday afternoon's series finale with the Astros. The A's are calling him day-to-day.
Jul 24 - 9:05 AM

Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and drove in five runs before leaving Wednesday's game against the Astros with an apparent left thumb injury.

Cespedes went 2-for-4 before exiting in the seventh inning after jamming his hand while spinning to the ground on a violent swing. He's now riding a five-game hitting streak, and a three-game extra base hit streak. It's nice to see him break out of a funk, as he looked lost at the plate earlier this month. Cespedes came into this game batting .145 in July. Hopefully his hand bones are all intact after his nasty spill.
Jul 24 - 1:24 AM

Yoenis Cespedes beat out Todd Frazier with nine home runs in the final round of Monday's Home Run Derby.

Cespedes needed a swing-off against teammate Josh Donaldson just to advance to the second round, but he caught fire after that and cruised through the next two rounds, hitting a total of 30 bombs through the night. Frazier needed a swing-off himself to get to Round 2 and stunningly won in the semi-finals with just one homer after Giancarlo Stanton had a donut. It's the second straight Home Run Derby crown for Cespedes. The only other player to win back-to-back Derby titles was Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998-99.
Jul 14 - 11:49 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 0-for-4 against the Mariners on Sunday.

Cespedes goes into the All-Star break on a 3-for-45 slide that's seen his overall line fall to .246/.299/.442. It's a disappointing development after a month of June in which he hit .324/.373/.491. He's shown the good and bad he has to offer, and owners just have to hope it's more good than bad in the second half.
Jul 13 - 9:04 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Friday against the Mariners.

A's manager Bob Melvin indicated that Cespedes looked as though he could use a day off, and a daunting task against Felix Hernandez isn't a bad night to grab a breather. Expect to see the slugger back in the lineup on Saturday.
Jul 11 - 8:30 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

Cespedes sat out Tuesday after exiting Monday's contest with a tight left hamstring, but he's feeling much better. He's in the designated hitter spot Wednesday and could remain there for a few days just to be safe.
Jul 2 - 10:10 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) said Tuesday that he's "ready" to play.

Cespedes sat out Tuesday after exiting Monday's contest with a tight left hamstring, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll be back in the lineup Wednesday. A's manager Bob Melvin said that if Cespedes does play Wednesday, it will be in the designated hitter spot.
Jul 2 - 9:32 AM

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) is not in the A's lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers.

Cespedes was lifted from Monday's game with a left hamstring injury. It's thought to be of the minor variety, but he could need a couple more days of rest. Craig Gentry will start in left field in Detroit on Tuesday.
Jul 1 - 3:39 PM

Yoenis Cespedes left Monday's game against the Tigers with a left hamstring injury.

The good news is that the A's think it might just be a cramp. Cespedes is expected to sit out Tuesday's game, but the club is hopeful that it's merely a day-to-day injury. The outfielder went 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored before exiting Monday.
Jun 30 - 10:54 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with three runs scored in Friday's 9-5 win against the Marlins.

Cespedes also knocked in his 55th run with an RBI single in the ninth. The game was an all-around good show of the Cuban's elite athleticism, as he gunned down Giancarlo Stanton in the third with a perfect throw to home. Cespedes is slashing .272/.326/.507 on the season.
Jun 27 - 10:44 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Mets.

Cespedes' two-run double in the second inning not only put the Athletics up 6-0, but also improved his hitting streak to ten games. The outfielder is having another great season, slashing .269/.322/.507 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI.
Jun 25 - 10:38 PM

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

Cespedes put the Athletics up 1-0 with his RBI double in the first inning, but it was the only offense his club would muster on the evening. Cespedes continues to be productive, slashing .269/.321/.507 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI. He'll look to continue his hitting streak, currently at nine games, in Wednesday's series finale in New York.
Jun 24 - 9:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jeff Samardzija
3Scott Kazmir
4Jason Hammel
5Jesse Chavez
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Jim Johnson
3Luke Gregerson
4Ryan Cook
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Fernando Abad
8Evan Scribner