Found June 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Oakland A's have activated center fielder Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list, the team announced Friday. Cespedes will take the roster spot left open when pitcher Tyson Ross was optioned to Class AAA Sacramento on Thursday. The Cuban slugger, who signed a four-year, $36 million free-agent contract with the A's during the offseason, suffered a strained muscle on the back of his left hand last month. He was placed on the disabled list May 12. Cespedes was hitting .245 with five home runs and 21 RBI before the injury. He has not played in the majors since May 6. During a three-game rehabilitation assignment this week in Sacramento, Cespedes had three hits in nine at-bats (.333 average). Sacramento has hosted Cespedes, Manny Ramirez and Brandon Inge in their rehab assignments during the past week. Ramirez is still with the Triple-A River Cats as part of their 25-month roster. He is trying to get in shape after retiring in 2011 and a 50-game suspension this seas...

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Athletics-Royals Preview

Mired in a season-worst losing streak, the Oakland Athletics hope to receive a lift from the return of Yoenis Cespedes. It doesn't appear that Manny Ramirez will be joining him, however. The Athletics will try to avoid a ninth straight loss Friday night when they open a three-game road series against the Kansas City Royals. Oakland was shut out for the third time during its...
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