By Joe Stiglich
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 at 1:09 pm in Uncategorized.
Here’s an update that A’s fans are not going to like …
Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game in the bottom of the first with a leg injury suffered while he was running the bases.
Cespedes had just singled off Rangers starter Yu Darvish — his sixth hit in his past six at-bats. He was going first to third on Seth Smith’s RBI single and pulled up lame right after he passed second base. Cespedes hobbled into third but was in obvious pain. My first thought is that it’s a hamstring injury, but the A’s haven’t given any word yet. Let’s not even talk about the rotten timing of this for the A’s — and the potential magnitude. Cespedes looked like he tweaked something pretty hard, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him headed back to the disabled list. He came in riding a 7 for 12 streak and played perhaps his best all-around game in Wednesday’s victory.
Collin Cowgill pinch-ran for Cespedes and went to right field, with Smith moving over to left field.
The A’s lead 1-0 in the top of the second. I should have a Cespedes update later …