Posted July 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, who won the Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities, has been scratched from the Athletics' game against the Los Angeles Angels. The Athletics say Cespedes was scratched just before Friday night's game began because of a sore left wrist. He hit 32 homers to win the Derby on Monday night at Citi Field in New York. The left fielder from Cuba was the first non-All-Star to win the contest. The AL West-leading A's opened a three-game series in Anaheim against the Angels. Cespedes was replaced by Chris Young.

Athletics’ Yoenis Cespedes likely out Sunday

While Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is available to pinch-run this weekend, he was held out for the second consecutive game last night due to his lingering wrist injury. The same is expected to be the case for the weekend finale, as Melvin told reporters – including AJ Cassavell of – that Cespedes will likely not start today’s...

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The Oakland Athletics: A rocky start to the second half

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Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was a late decision not to play in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. According to Manager Bob Melvin, the soreness in Cespedes’ left wrist is not HR Derby related.   Please click here to read/watch this story. The post Yoenis Cespedes’ injury not HR Derby related appeared first on Players View.

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