Found April 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes looks to be on track to return from the DL this Sunday as he continues his recovery from a hand injury. Cespedes had strained a muscle in his left hand on April 12 when sliding in to second base during the A's extra-inning win against the Detroit Tigers. Cespedes could be heading for a rehab assignment as early as Friday, according to Jim Hawkins of MLB.com. Manager Doug Melvin was pleased with Cespedes' progress: "So far, so good," A's manager Bob Melvin declared Sunday. "If all goes well, he'll hit coaches BP in Boston. Once we get him in a live BP situation, we'll see where we stand. There's a chance he might need a few at-bats." The Cuban outfielder is expected to both hit off a tee and take batting practice on Monday. There had been concern that Cespedes would need surgery when the injury first occurred, but an MRI revealed no structural damage. Cespedes struggled with injury during his first major league season, only playing in 129 games. He did impress when on the field, flashing both power and speed with 23 home runs and 16 stolen bases. The A's have plenty of outfield depth this season, with Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick, Seth Smith and Chris Young among the outfielders on their 25-man roster. The San Jose Mercury News reported Monday that Oakland also acquired Casper Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays. Wells is a prime platoon candidate, slugging over 100 points higher against left-handed pitching and with an .838 OPS against left-handers, compared to just .675 against righties. If Wells plays regularly, he is likely to compliment Smith, who has a similarly stark right-left split of .864/.615. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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