It is a good sign to see Yoenis Cespedes back in the lineup, because around these parts injuries tend to result in the worst-case scenario.
The A's are seven games under .500, but have some compelling storylines and the chance to make a dent in the Rangers' division lead if they can build on Monday's blowout win.
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Jemile Weeks was out of the starting lineup Sunday with a strained hip, but is back in the leadoff spot against the Rangers. And Yoenis Cespedes is back in center, with Coco Crisp on the bench.
Sean Doolittle was once one of the A's top hitting prospects. Now he's been called up to the show as a pitcher.