Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 4 Hrs

Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and a walk as the A's drubbed the Astros 11-3 on Friday.

Cespedes hit one of the two homers off Jarred Cosart in a seven-run first for Oakland. It was his fourth homer this season, and he finished the night with 13 RBI. He's still hitting just .246, but he should continue to improve that mark.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 5 Days

Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning en route to the Athletics' 3-0 win over the Mariners on Sunday.

Cespedes broke a scoreless tie with the shot off Charlie Furbush. It was his second home run of the year and gave him nine RBI. His .234 batting average still leaves something to be desired, but the power numbers should bounce back somewhat after a down 2013 season.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 16 Days

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in the A's victory over the Indians in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday.

He had two of the team's 12 hits in the game. A slow April last year was the beginning of down season for the 28-year-old, so it's nice to see him with a multi-hit game just two contests into the 2014 schedule.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 26 Days

Yoenis Cespedes launched his first home run of Cactus League play in a losing effort against the Mariners on Sunday.

His blast was one of three that the A's knocked over the boards on the day, joining Josh Donaldson and Derek Norris. Cespedes finished the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk, raising his spring slash to .163/.208/.265. His solo shot came off Yoervis Medina in the eighth inning.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 28 Days

Yoenis Cespedes had another difficult day at the plate in Friday's loss to the Giants, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

He's now slashing a troublesome .130/.163/.174 with eight RBI and an 11/1 K/BB ratio in Cactus League play. He has tinkered with a new batting stance this spring and certainly doesn't look comfortable at the plate for the time being.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 1 Month

Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 on Wednesday against the Indians, as his spring average remains well below the Mendoza line.

Cespedes did drive in a run in the fifth inning with an RBI single, but he's hitting .140 in 43 Cactus League at-bats. He has only two extra-base hits, both doubles. He recently said he was having trouble adjusting to an altered swing. With a week and a half to go until the start of the regular season, the A's want to see better results from their outfielder.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 1 Month

Yoenis Cespedes admitted Sunday that he's having problems adjusting his leg rotation to his new shorter swing.

Cespedes has tweaked his batting stance this offseason in an effort to improve upon a rough 2013 campaign, and to cut back on the strikeouts. He's having much difficulty adjusting though, hitting just .118 (4-for-34) thus far in Cactus League play.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 2 Months

Yoenis Cespedes is scheduled to start Tuesday's Cactus League game in left field.

It will be the first game this spring that Cespedes has played in the outfield, working exclusively at designated hitter until this point. The Cuban slugger who plays with reckless abandon has had difficulty remaining on the field through his first two seasons with the Athletics.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 2 Months

Yoenis Cespedes singled and knocked in a pair of runs in three at-bats Wednesday against the Giants.

Cespedes, entering his third full season in the majors, pushed home a run in the first with a ground out and another on an infield single in the sixth. The slugger is looking to both stay healthy and make progress offensively after a dip last season, declining by 50 points in average and on-base percentage compared to his rookie campaign.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 2 Months

Yoenis Cespedes added 15 pounds of muscle over the offseason in hopes it will better help him prevent injuries.

Cespedes was nagged by shoulder and hamstring issues in 2013, and he's also been plagued by hand troubles over the course of his first two years in the majors. The 28-year-old worked with a personal trainer to focus on those areas this offseason. He also worked on shortening his swing in an attempt to make more consistent contact, which could help him avoid another .240 batting average this year. Cespedes is a good bet for a bounceback season in 2014.