Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:06:39 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) left the game Wednesday, July 23, with a right thumb sprain. X-rays were negative. 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.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:06:01 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes took down Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier in the final round of the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field to become just the second-ever back-to-back champ (Ken Griffey Jr. 1998-99).
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:30:00 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes was out of the lineup Friday, July 11, against the Seattle Mariners. The fact SP Felix Hernandez was on the mound was not a factor, but the fact Cespedes looked "frustrated" Thursday, July 10, meant manager Bob Melvin thought the outfielder could use a day off.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:48:48 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 11, against the Seattle Mariners.
Fantasy Tip: Replace Cespedes in your daily lineups. Cespedes is 6-for-30 in his career against Felix Hernandez, with 10 stikeouts. It is a perfect time to give him a night off.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:40:10 -0700
The American League Home Run Derby participants were announced Tuesday, July 8, led by the captain, Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista. The others include Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (the reigning champion), Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier and Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:37:30 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes is expected to participate in the 2014 Home Run Derby.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:28:13 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris, 1B Brandon Moss and OF Yoenis Cespedes, Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki, Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu and SS Alexei Ramirez, Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve, Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre, Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon, Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion and Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez have been named as the reserves for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.