A's Cespedes returns from wrist injury

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeJuly 24, 2013


Yoenis Cespedes was in the Oakland Athletics' lineup for the first time since the All-Star break on Wednesday for a game against the Houston Astros.
Cespedes, who won the Home Run Derby on July 15, had missed five consecutive games because of a left wrist injury. He was penciled into the No. 5 spot in the batting order as the left fielder for the A's.
The 27-year-old is hitting .227 with 15 home runs and 43 RBI in 80 games this season, but his batting average is 65 points lower than last year's .292.
Chris Young, a .192 hitter, took Cespedes' spot in left while he was sidelined.