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Yoenis Cespedes leaves game with lingering shoulder soreness

Sep 28, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

Yoenis Cespedes AP AP

Here’s a concerning development for the Athletics with the start of the postseason just days away.

According to Joe Stliglich of CSNBayArea.com, Yoenis Cespedes was forced to leave last night’s win over the Mariners in the fourth inning after aggravating his right shoulder. The 27-year-old has been limited to DH duties for the past two weeks, but the A’s were hoping to test him in left field throughout the weekend. That’s unlikely to happen now.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after the game that there’s a “good chance” Cespedes will sit out tonight’s game at the very least, but he’s still hoping to have him available for the postseason. However, since he aggravated his shoulder swinging the bat, it’s fair to wonder whether he’d even be able to hold up as a DH.

“I know we’ve got a little time before the postseason,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Hopefully we can get him healthy.”

Cespedes, 27, is batting .240/.294/.442 with 26 home runs and 80 RBI over 135 games this season. He has 49 homers over his first 264 games in the majors.

  1. racksie - Sep 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Now, if I am not mistaken, Cespedes , took less money, for fewer years. Maybe not the best advice ever.

    • jlovenotjlo - Sep 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      As long as the Angels and Yankees exist to give mega contracts to 30 year olds, he should have nothing to worry about.

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