OAKLAND -- Yoenis Cespedes is out of the lineup for the first of a three-game series against the Angels. He sprained his right wrist on Friday night sliding into third base. Cespedes appeared in Saturday's game as a pinch runner and was in the starting lineup on Sunday -- he went 0 for 4. "His hand bothered him a little bit yesterday," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "Especially the last couple at-bats. We're going to try to give him a full day off today, not swing in BP. Hopefully he'll feel that much better tomorrow."Melvin said that he considers Cespedes day-to-day for now. After the injury occurred on Friday, Melvin said that it was less serious than the left hand strain that landed the Cuban slugger on the disabled list. Saturday Cespedes was observed in the clubhouse playing cards with interpreter Ariel Prieto. He was using his right hand and didn't have any wraps or protective braces on the hand. Cespedes has missed 33 games this season. He missed 22 games with the left hand strain from May 7-31. He also strained his left hamstring and sprained his left thumb this season. The A's are 46-29 with him in the starting lineup, and 12-21 when he doesn't play. Cespedes is hitting .343 since June 1 which is the third best average in the American League over that span.
Cespedes 'bothered' by injury, day-to-day
August 7, 2012, 12:28 am