Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 6 Hrs

Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and drove in five runs before leaving Wednesday's game against the Astros with an apparent left thumb injury.

Cespedes went 2-for-4 before exiting in the seventh inning after jamming his hand while spinning to the ground on a violent swing. He's now riding a five-game hitting streak, and a three-game extra base hit streak. It's nice to see him break out of a funk, as he looked lost at the plate earlier this month. Cespedes came into this game batting .145 in July. Hopefully his hand bones are all intact after his nasty spill.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 9 Days

Yoenis Cespedes beat out Todd Frazier with nine home runs in the final round of Monday's Home Run Derby.

Cespedes needed a swing-off against teammate Josh Donaldson just to advance to the second round, but he caught fire after that and cruised through the next two rounds, hitting a total of 30 bombs through the night. Frazier needed a swing-off himself to get to Round 2 and stunningly won in the semi-finals with just one homer after Giancarlo Stanton had a donut. It's the second straight Home Run Derby crown for Cespedes. The only other player to win back-to-back Derby titles was Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998-99.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 10 Days

Yoenis Cespedes went 0-for-4 against the Mariners on Sunday.

Cespedes goes into the All-Star break on a 3-for-45 slide that's seen his overall line fall to .246/.299/.442. It's a disappointing development after a month of June in which he hit .324/.373/.491. He's shown the good and bad he has to offer, and owners just have to hope it's more good than bad in the second half.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 12 Days

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Friday against the Mariners.

A's manager Bob Melvin indicated that Cespedes looked as though he could use a day off, and a daunting task against Felix Hernandez isn't a bad night to grab a breather. Expect to see the slugger back in the lineup on Saturday.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 22 Days

Yoenis Cespedes is back in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

Cespedes sat out Tuesday after exiting Monday's contest with a tight left hamstring, but he's feeling much better. He's in the designated hitter spot Wednesday and could remain there for a few days just to be safe.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 22 Days

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) said Tuesday that he's "ready" to play.

Cespedes sat out Tuesday after exiting Monday's contest with a tight left hamstring, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll be back in the lineup Wednesday. A's manager Bob Melvin said that if Cespedes does play Wednesday, it will be in the designated hitter spot.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 23 Days

Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) is not in the A's lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers.

Cespedes was lifted from Monday's game with a left hamstring injury. It's thought to be of the minor variety, but he could need a couple more days of rest. Craig Gentry will start in left field in Detroit on Tuesday.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 23 Days

Yoenis Cespedes left Monday's game against the Tigers with a left hamstring injury.

The good news is that the A's think it might just be a cramp. Cespedes is expected to sit out Tuesday's game, but the club is hopeful that it's merely a day-to-day injury. The outfielder went 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored before exiting Monday.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 26 Days

Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with three runs scored in Friday's 9-5 win against the Marlins.

Cespedes also knocked in his 55th run with an RBI single in the ninth. The game was an all-around good show of the Cuban's elite athleticism, as he gunned down Giancarlo Stanton in the third with a perfect throw to home. Cespedes is slashing .272/.326/.507 on the season.

Yoenis Cespedes LF/CF.. OAK 28 Days

Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Mets.

Cespedes' two-run double in the second inning not only put the Athletics up 6-0, but also improved his hitting streak to ten games. The outfielder is having another great season, slashing .269/.322/.507 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI.