Cespedes in A's lineup after thumb injury

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Cespedes in A's lineup after thumb injury

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Yoenis Cespedes is back in the A's lineup. He sprained his left thumb on Sunday while stealing second base in the first inning. He remained in the game after the injury occurred and grounded out in the third inning. He was then was removed from the game prior to the fourth inning.The A's believed four days off for the All-Star break would be enough time for Cespedes' thumb to heal. The Cuban-born outfielder had been limited by injuries in the first half. He missed 22 games with a strained left hand, and nine games with a left hamstring strain.If the A's have any chance at competing for a Wild Card spot they will need Cespedes healthy. They are 31-23 with him in the starting lineup and 12-20 when he doesn't play. The rookie outfielder is second among American League rookies with 22 extra base hits, and ranks third in home runs (9), RBI (36) and walks (16).A's (43-43) lineupCoco Crisp, CF
Jemile Weeks, 2B
Josh Reddick, RF
Yoenis Cespedes, DH
Chris Carter, 1B
Jonny Gomes, LF
Derek Norris, C
Brandon Inge, 3B
Brandon Hicks, SS

A's lineup: Only one lefty bat against Astros' Keuchel

A's lineup: Only one lefty bat against Astros' Keuchel

The A's go up against left-hander Dallas Keuchel for some day baseball and manager Bob Melvin is stacking the order with right-handed bats.

Oakland A's (11-13)

1. Adam Rosales (R) SS
2. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
3. Ryon Healy (R) 1B
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Jed Lowrie (S) DH
6. Josh Phegley (R) C
7. Chad Pinder (R) 2B
8. Matt Joyce (L) RF
9. Ryan LaMarre (R) CF
Jesse Hahn -- RHP

Houston Astros (15-9)

1. George Springer (R) CF
2. Josh Reddick (L) RF
3. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
4. Carlos Correa (R) SS
5. Brian McCann (L) C
6. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B
7. Evan Gattis (R) DH
8. Marwin Gonzalez (S) 3B
9. Norichika Aoki (L) LF
Dallas Keuchel -- LHP

A's place LHP Sean Manaea on 10-day DL

A's place LHP Sean Manaea on 10-day DL

HOUSTON – The Oakland A’s placed left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain, retroactive to April 27, the club announced Sunday. 
 
Manaea was removed from his most recent start—April 26 at Los Angeles—after two innings. Overall in 2017, he has started five games for the A’s, allowing 14 earned runs and 16 hits in 24.1 innings pitched.

He has struck out 27 and walked 12, and opponents are hitting just .191 against him.

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