Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes T-Shirt Giveaway Becomes Awkward After Trade

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 31, 2014

Oakland Athletics

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.

The giveaway was even being promoted on the front page of the team's website:

via OaklandAthletics.com

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.

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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.

via OaklandAthletics.com

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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.

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?

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