Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/9/12
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The Oakland A's have some potentially worrisome medical situations to keep an eye on. On Tuesday afternoon, the team announced that Brandon McCarthy would not start that night because of shoulder soreness. Manager Bob Melvin told reporters that McCarthy would throw a bullpen session Thursday, and if that goes well, McCarthy would start Saturday. Later in the day, Yoenis Cespedes, the exciting rookie center fielder, abruptly left batting practice, shaking his left hand after a swing. Cespedes didn't play in Oakland's 7-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team announced after the game that he would have X-rays on his hand Wednesday. McCarthy is hopeful that his shoulder soreness is not serious; he has had a number of stress fractures and reactions in the same right shoulder blade area in recent years but he told reporters that this is a precautionary step to avoid anything similar. Last year, McCarthy spent six weeks on the disabled list with a stress reaction, but he sa...
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