A recent trade has made for an awkward Oakland Athletics giveaway this weekend.
On Saturday, Aug. 2, the A's were planning on giving the first 10,000 fans through the gates a Yoenis Cespedes "La Potencia" T-shirt.
“La Potencia” is Spanish for “Power.” All this time we thought “Cespedes” was. La Potencia T-Shirt Giveaway 8/2 pic.twitter.com/QfoEWcVFK7— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) July 29, 2014
The giveaway was even being promoted on the front page of the team's website:
However, that might be a bit awkward considering Cespedes no longer plays for the A's.
Update: July 31 at 7:45 p.m. ET
According to Joe Stiglich of Comcast SportsNet, the A's will still give away these t-shirts.
#Athletics still distributing 10,000 Cespedes shirts Saturday as part of previously planned giveaway.— Joe Stiglich (@JoeStiglichCSN) July 31, 2014
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Update: July 31 at 11:30 a.m. ET
It should come as no surprise that A's have made a change to their website.
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On Thursday morning, Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman and WEEI.com's Alex Speier broke the news that Cespedes was traded to the Boston Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes.
Source: Jon Lester has been traded.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2014
a's, all over lester, appears to have deal for him. #mysteryteam— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2014
Trying to confirm, but hearing Lester and Gomes might be moving for Cespedes— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) July 31, 2014
Confirmed.— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) July 31, 2014
The trade happened less than an hour before this was published, so there's no word yet on whether Oakland will go through with the giveaway.
Should the A's still have the Cespedes giveaway this weekend?
[Oakland Athletics, Twitter]