Yoenis Cespedes Scratched from Lineup and Placed on 15-Day Disabled List

Michael NargiSenior Analyst IMay 12, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 25:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run home run to tie the game in the bottom of the fourteenth inning against the Chicago White Sox at O.co Coliseum on April 25, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won the game 5-4 in the fourteenth inning. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Oakland A's slugger Yoenis Cespedes was scheduled to play in his first game Saturday, since missing four games due to a strain in his left hand.

That plan did not go as the A's had expected.

Cespedes was not only scratched from the lineup against the Detroit Tigers, but Cespedes was placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game began on Saturday.

Cespedes felt discomfort in his injured left hand after two rounds of batting practice, forcing the scratch and the placement on the DL. The DL stint will be retroactive to May 7th, but there is currently no timetable for his return.

The A's are hopeful that the injury will get better over the next week, as manager Bob Melvin's spokesperson told the media, "(Cespedes) took batting practice and was still feeling it a bit, so I wanted to be precautionary with it."

Cespedes thought he had put the injury behind him. Unfortunately for the A's, he will be missing at least another week and they will be missing their team leader in RBI.