OAKLAND -- On Friday Yoenis Cespedes left the game with a right wrist sprain. Saturday morning he sat in the clubhouse playing cards with interpreter Ariel Prieto. His right wrist wasn't taped, and he was using his right hand freely. He was in good spirits, dancing and messing around with teammates.
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In other words he looked fine. A's manager Bob Melvin said on Saturday that Cespedes' injury didn't appear to be serious. He took swings in the cage and could be available as a pinch hitter for Melvin.
Neither X-ray nor MRI was necessary. Cespedes has missed 32 games this season. He missed 22 games with a left hand strain from May 7-31. He also strained his left hamstring and sprained his left thumb this season. Melvin says this injury is less serious than the left hand strain that landed him on the DL. The A's are 46-28 with the Cuban-born slugger in the lineup, and 12-20 when he doesn't play.