Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:40:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes said he doesn't want to play center field.
Fantasy Tip: If the A's won't use Cespedes in center while Coco Crisp (neck) heals, it'll likely be a platoon of Josh Reddick (who is starting tonight) and Billy Burns against lefties.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns will likely start in center field against left-handed hitters, with OF Yoenis Cespedes playing there the rest of the time, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Fantasy Tip: Burns will make his first career start Wednesday with the team facing a left-hander. Jump on the Burns train immediately in AL-only and deep mixed leagues if you're searching for stolen bases.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:32:26 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) returned to the starting lineup Friday, July 25, against the Texas Rangers. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base, starting in center field and batting third in the lineup.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:49:44 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is back in the lineup Friday, July 25, in place of OF Coco Crisp (rest), who has the day off.
Fantasy Tip: Good news for Cespedes. Crisp is just getting over a neck malady and could always use an extra day off. The Athletics' three-catcher lineup will keep fantasy owners guessing, though, so pay attention to their daily offensive changes.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:27:06 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is available to pinch-hit Thursday, July 24, and could start Friday, July 25.
Fantasy Tip: This is a boon for his fantasy owners, as long as he doesn't aggravate the injury. Stay tuned for more updates.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:07:22 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is not in the lineup Thursday, July 24, as he continues to rest his sprained thumb.
Fantasy Tip: This could last at least a few more days if not result in a DL stint.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:06:39 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes' (thumb) X-rays were negative after leaving the game Wednesday, July 23, with a right thumb sprain. He hit two homers in the game before leaving.
Fantasy Tip: This is still an injury that can wreck a swing and require a DL stint. Monitor his status, but expect Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt to see more ABs in the interim.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:35:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso will be behind the plate against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, July 20, with C/OF Stephen Vogt playing first base. OF Yoenis Cespedes will serve as the designated hitter.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:11:10 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes snapped an 0-for-19 streak with two singles Friday, July 18. It was the longest hitless streak of his career.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:31:36 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes broke an 0-for-19 slide Friday, July 18, against the Baltimore Orioles by collecting a pair of singles. The hitless streak was the longest of his career.