Athletics' Cespedes '50-50' to start Tuesday after 'feeling something' in left hamstring

Apr 29, 12:03 AM

Yoenis Cespedes was on track to rejoin the Athletics lineup on Tuesday but an untimely setback may derail those plans. 

Cespedes tested his hamstring prior to Monday's game in Texas - the fourth straight game he's missed - and after experiencing some irritation it wouldn't be a surprise if the A's take the cautious approach and keep him out of the lineup. 

Apr 29, 4:52 PM

Athletics' Cespedes returns to lineup vs. Rangers

Apr 29, 4:52 PM

Despite experiencing discomfort in his wonky hamstring Monday night, Yoenis Cespedes will serve as Oakland's designated hitter Tuesday against the Rangers.

Cespedes, who's hitting .238/.316/.464 with four home runs through 22 games this season, hasn't played since suffering the injury while legging out an infield single on April 24.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated after Monday's 4-0 victory over the Rangers that the 28-year-old outfielder was only '50-50' to start Tuesday.

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Apr 28, 6:53 PM

Athletics' Cespedes expects to start Tuesday

Apr 28, 6:53 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is expected to rejoin the Athletics lineup on Tuesday, barring an unforeseen setback.

Cespedes will miss his fourth straight game Monday after suffering a strained left hamstring during the seventh inning of last Thursday's win against the Astros. 

The 28-year-old is batting .238/.316/.464 with four home runs and 14 RBI through 22 games this season. 

The division-leading Athletics have dropped two of three without Cespedes heading into Monday night. 

Apr 28, 4:13 PM

Athletics' Cespedes to miss 4th straight game Monday vs. Rangers

Apr 28, 4:13 PM

The Oakland Athletics will be without outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on Monday for a fourth consecutive game, as the 28-year-old continues to battle a strained left hamstring, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Cespedes hasn't played since suffering the injury Thursday night against the Houston Astros, when he strained his hamstring legging out an infield single. The Cuba native is hitting .238/.316/.464 with four home runs through 22 games this season, but has just two hits in his last 15 at-bats.

Apr 25, 12:18 AM

Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes strains left hamstring

Apr 25, 12:18 AM

Oakland slugger Yoenis Cespedes will likely miss a few days with a strained left hamstring Thursday, reports Jane Lee of

Cespedes was pulled in the seventh inning of Oakland's 10-1 blowout of the Astros after legging out an infield single.

The Athletics' injury-plagued outfielder has yet to miss a game this season, despite being bothered by a sore right heel.