Found March 10, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Cuban-born outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will make his debut for the Oakland Athletics in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cincinnati Reds. Cespedes will bat second in the lineup and play center field, manager Bob Melvin said on Friday. The 26-year-old Cespedes has played in three consecutive simulated games. After hitting home runs in his first two contests, he went 1-for-4 with a single on Friday. 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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