Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Reddick are both out of the lineup as the A’s return home to face the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
Reddick sprained his left ankle trying to get out of the batters box when he hit into an inning-ending double play in the ninth inning of the A’s 3-2 win in 10 innings against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
A’s manager Bob Melvin said before Monday’s game that Reddick won’t be available for “a day or two. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”
Cespedes is available off the bench and tried to talk his way into the lineup despite dealing with a lingering hamstring issue. He helped the A’s earn the win Sunday by beating out an infield single to drive in the game-winning run. Cespedes missed four games during the 10-game road trip with a left hamstring strain.
“Yoenis really wanted to play today,” Melvin said. “But I just felt like it was best, based on yesterday, it looked like it was bothering him some.”
Melvin said he would’ve taken Cespedes out of Sunday’s game if he had any players available.
n Melvin isn’t sure who will start Wednesday’s second game of the double-header. He has two candidates from Triple-A Sacramento in right-handers Josh Lindblom and Arnold Leon or could go with an in-house option. The A’s can add a 26th player to the roster for the double header, so they will bring somebody up from the minors.