Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/10/12

Cuban-born outfielder Yoenis Cespedes made his debut for the Oakland Athletics in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Cespedes homered, walked and singles in his first major league game, leading the A's to a 6-3 win over the Reds. He hit second in the lineup and played center field,

The Athletics signed Cespedes to a four-year, $36 million contract last month.

Cespedes played eight years in Cuba’s top league before defecting in 2011. He turned heads during the 2009 World Baseball Classic, hitting .458 with two home runs and five RBIs in six games for Cuba.

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