May 27, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT
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.
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