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Yoenis Cespedes likely returning to A’s Friday

May 27, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

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From Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes took batting practice on the field Saturday and is on track to return to the Oakland lineup this Friday.

Cespedes has been on the disabled list since May 7 with a strained muscle in his left hand. He’ll take batting practice again Sunday before embarking on a short rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento.

Cespedes, 26, is batting .245/.319/.434 with five homers, 21 RBI and four stolen bases through the first 119 plate appearances of his major league career. He signed a four-year, $36 million contract this winter.

  1. buffalomafia - May 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    He’s hurt already? Hmmmm

    • scatterbrian - May 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      Hmmmm what? Is it really that shocking that a baseball player got injured, or are you implying something else?

    • hammyofdoom - May 27, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Why the hmm? He’s been hurt for a few weeks now with a kind of freak hand injury, is this news to you?

    • baseballisboring - May 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      You said “hmmm” in response to a Latin player getting injured. Hmmm….

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