Found July 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Oakland Athletics have been without outfielder Yoenis Cespedes since the start of the second half of the season. There was hope that he would rejoin the A's today, but manager Bob Melvin indicated that the slugger's absence could extend into the new week, according to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. Cespedes was out for the third consecutive game Sunday due to his sore left wrist. Melvin said before yesterday's weekend finale against the Los Angeles Angels that the ailment could continue to sideline Cespedes today when the team begins its series against the Houston Astros. "I would doubt tomorrow, because we want to make sure he takes some swings on the field," Melvin said, all but ruling out the club's series opener in Houston on Monday. "If that happens tomorrow then potentially, but I'd probably doubt it." While Cespedes has remained mum on the subject of his injury, Melvin did tell reporters that the outfielder has yet to hit since Friday, though Cassavell notes that he did take dry swings yesterday. Melvin said that until Cespedes takes cuts in a batting cage he won't be cleared to return to the lineup. Cespedes is said to be available to pinch-run for the A's, but this shouldn't be expected unless he shows progress and its clear a stint on the disabled list won't be required or there's an emergency situation. At this point, Cespedes' DL placement could be back-dated to before the All-Star break. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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