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Cespedes status still up in the air

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07:18 AM ET 10.03 | Will the A's field their best lineup Friday when Oakland's second season begins? Yoenis Cespedes had a strong batting practice session Wednesday, then swung the bat to manager Bob Melvin's satisfaction in a simulated game against pitchers Dan Straily and Tommy Milone. "For me it was more about the B.P.," Melvin said. "Yesterday he was trying to ease himself into it. Today he was doing much more. I hope we can see a path where he can be in the starting lineup." The A's want Cespedes in left field when they open their best-of-five American League Division Series. ... Their best lineup is with Cespedes in left, where one of his strengths is his arm. But if he can't throw without pain, the A's still want him in the middle of their lineup as the D.H.

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October 3, 2013  08:14 AM ET

I thought maybe it meant he might get shipped back to Cuba...

October 3, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Wow, an actual thread about a playoff team. Way to go, FN!

October 3, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Was this guy hurt most of the season, or were pitchers just starting to figure him out?

October 3, 2013  03:14 PM ET

He must be high as a kite.

 
October 3, 2013  04:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wow, an actual thread about a playoff team. Way to go, FN!

Man, I was rooting big time for Cleveland..I would have loved for Francona and the Indians to take out the Red Sox..

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