Cespedes out of lineup with bruised heel

Toe the Rubber: Yu Darvish vs. Dan Straily

Cespedes out of lineup with bruised heel
April 21, 2014, 5:15 pm
Share This Post

Yoenis Cespedes is batting .254 with four home runs and 13 RBI this season for the Oakland Athletics. (USATSI)

Programming note: Rangers-A’s coverage starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet California (Territory restrictions apply) Channel locations

OAKLAND – Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is out of the A’s lineup Monday because of a bruised right heel, but manager Bob Melvin said Cespedes showed improvement from Sunday.

[RELATED: A's claim Andy Parrino off waivers from Rangers]

The heel has bothered Cespedes off and on for some time, and it acted up enough for him to leave Sunday’s game against Houston after six innings. Cespedes had started all of Oakland’s 18 games prior to Monday, the only other Athletic besides Josh Donaldson to do so.

“He’s gone back and forth with it,” Melvin said Monday afternoon. “Some days it bothers him, some days it doesn’t. It hasn’t for several days, then it popped up again. I feel like I’m best served to give him a day.”

Melvin said he considered Cespedes an option off the bench Monday as the A’s open a three-game series against the Texas Rangers.

More Team Talk

1d
2d
2d
2d
4d