|Sep. 28 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET1:27 ET5:27 GMT13:27 CST10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST12:57 AM VEN9:27 UAE12:27 AM CT-Cespedes sat out Saturday's contest after leaving Friday's game with soreness in his right shoulder.
Analysis: With the playoffs just around the corner, Oakland could rest its star outfielder in the last two games of the regular season.
|Sep. 20 10:19 PM PT11:19 PM MT12:19 AM CT1:19 AM ET1:19 ET5:19 GMT13:19 CST10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST12:49 AM VEN9:19 UAE12:19 AM CT-Cespedes homered Friday in his return to the lineup.
Analysis: Cespedes missed Thursday's game after receiving a cortisone shot in his right shoulder.
|Sep. 13 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 CST8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Cespedes has an RBI in a career-best six straight games
Analysis: He's recorded nine while batting .458 (11 for 24)during that stretch.
|Aug. 14 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 CST10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Cespedes hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Houston.
Analysis: Cespedes had three hits in a rare strong effort considering his measly .733 OPS.
|Aug. 4 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 CST12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-Cespedes hit a two-run home run to help the Oakland Athletics end the Texas Rangers' five-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Saturday.
Analysis: Cespedes' home run was only his second since June 21, but he's 9 for 27 (.333) with five extra-base hits and nine RBIs in his last six games.
|July 30 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET12:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 CST9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Cespedes was 3 for 5 for the second straight game and hit his first homer in 26 contests in Oakland's 9-4 win over Toronto on Monday.
Analysis: The Home Run Derby champion had been 2 for 15 through his first five games following the break before going 6 for 10 with seven RBIs in his last two games.
|July 29 2:17 PM PT3:17 PM MT4:17 PM CT5:17 PM ET17:17 ET21:17 GMT5:17 CST2:17 PM MST4:17 PM EST4:47 PM VEN1:17 UAE (+1)4:17 PM CT-Cespedes was 3 for 5 in the Athletics' 10-6 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Analysis: He had been 2 for 15 in five games since the All-Star break.
|July 19 7:50 PM PT8:50 PM MT9:50 PM CT10:50 PM ET22:50 ET2:50 GMT10:50 CST7:50 PM MST9:50 PM EST10:20 PM VEN6:50 UAE (+1)9:50 PM CT-Cespedes was 1 for 2 with a double Tuesday at Houston.
Analysis: Cespedes has still not been in the Oakland Athletics' starting lineup for the first five games of the second half because of a sore left wrist.
|July 15 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 CST8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Cespedes won the 2013 Home Run Derby on Monday, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.
Analysis: The Athletics slugger beat Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round at reconfigured Citi Field, hitting the decisive drive with five swings to spare. Cespedes dropped his bat and raised his arm in triumph when he sent his 32nd homer of the night some 455 feet to deep center field.
|July 14 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET11:45 ET15:45 GMT23:45 CST8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST11:15 AM VEN19:45 UAE10:45 AM CT-Cespedes, mired in a 6-for-37 slump, singled in Jed Lowrie in the sixth inning of Saturday's 3-0 win over Boston.
Analysis: It was Cespedes' first RBI this month.
|June 18 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 CST12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-Cespedes started his fourth consecutive game as Oakland's DH on Monday after missing two games because of left hamstring tightness.
Analysis: Manager Bob Melvin wants to see him in the field during batting practice before putting him back in the outfield.
|June 12 10:21 PM PT11:21 PM MT12:21 AM CT1:21 AM ET1:21 ET5:21 GMT13:21 CST10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST12:51 AM VEN9:21 UAE12:21 AM CT-Cespedes had to leave Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Yanks after the second inning with tightness in his left hamstring.
Analysis: Cespedes had to leave the game after the second inning with tightness in his left hamstring. He is day to day.
|June 7 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 CST1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Cespedes hit a pair of home runs in Oakland's 5-4 win in 10 innings against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
Analysis: It was the second time in three games that Cespedes had connected on a pair of homers. He's 10 for 26 (.385) in his first six contests this month.
|June 5 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 CST12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Cespedes was 3 for 5 with two homers in Oakland's 4-3 loss at Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cespedes has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games with 14 RBIs, bringing his season average from .196 to .239.
|June 2 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 CST2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Cespedes' homerless streak has reached 10 games although he had two hits in a 4-3, 10-inning win over the ChiSox on Saturday.
Analysis: Cespedes has a .442 slugging percentage during a power outage that has cost fantasy owners.
|May 30 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET13:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 CST10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE12:59 PM CT-Cespedes extended his career-best hit streak to 11 games with an RBI triple in Wednesday night's 9-6 win over San Francisco.
Analysis: Cespedes, batting .220 this season, is 13 for 47 (.277) with eight extra-base hits and eight RBIs during his streak.
|May 20 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET13:39 ET17:39 GMT1:39 CST10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST1:09 PM VEN21:39 UAE12:39 PM CT-Cespedes hit a leadoff homer in the eighth inning Sunday and the A's beat the Royals 4-3 to move back over .500.
Analysis: Cespedes is batting just .143 over his last 11 games. Eight of his 25 hits on the season have left the yard.
|May 14 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 CST8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Cespedes belted his seventh homer during Monday's 5-1 win over Texas.
Analysis: While fantasy owners were surely glad to see him go deep, Cespedes is just 3 for 25 over his last seven games. He's hitting a very lackluster .212 on the season.
|May 1 1:04 PM PT2:04 PM MT3:04 PM CT4:04 PM ET16:04 ET20:04 GMT4:04 CST1:04 PM MST3:04 PM EST3:34 PM VEN0:04 UAE (+1)3:04 PM CT-Cespedes stayed hot since returning from injury, going 2 for 4 with four RBIs in the Athletics' 10-6 win over the Angels on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cespedes is 5 for 17 with seven RBIs in three games since missing two weeks due to a strained muscle in his left hand.
|Apr. 29 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 CST2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning of Sunday's 9-8, 10-inning victory over Baltimore.
Analysis: Cespedes also singled and scored during Oakland's four-run sixth inning. The A's are 9-2 with the Cuban slugger in their lineup this season and 5-10 without him.
|Apr. 13 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET16:09 ET20:09 GMT4:09 CST1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST3:39 PM VEN0:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-The Oakland Athletics have activated Cespedes from the disabled list before Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Analysis: Cespedes was immediately inserted into the lineup, batting cleanup and playing left field. The A's are hoping Cespedes can give their slumping offense a boost. He had three home runs and seven RBIs before going on the DL on April 13 with a strained muscle in his left hand.
|Apr. 12 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 CST2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Cespedes also went deep and A.J. Griffin pitched eight solid innings Thursday night, leading Oakland to an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels that extended the Athletics' winning streak to eight games.
Analysis: Cespedes is 5 for 13 in the last three games.
|Apr. 3 10:58 PM PT11:58 PM MT12:58 AM CT1:58 AM ET1:58 ET5:58 GMT13:58 CST10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST1:28 AM VEN9:58 UAE12:58 AM CT-Cespedes hit a solo home run in Oakland's 7-1 loss to Seattle on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cespedes has accounted for the Athletics' lone run in their first two games this season.
|Mar. 27 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 CST3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-An arbitration court in the Dominican Republic has ordered Cespedes to pay 22 percent of the value of his contract with the Athletics to the former agent who helped secure the deal.
Analysis: The lawyer for former agent Edgar Mercedes says that amounts to $7.9 million owed to his client. Lawyer Guillermo Estrello says the order is immediately enforceable and he will be notifying the Athletics to start docking it from the slugger's salary. A lawyer for Cespedes says the amount owed is closer to $2 million.
|Mar. 12 4:46 PM PT5:46 PM MT6:46 PM CT7:46 PM ET19:46 ET23:46 GMT7:46 CST4:46 PM MST6:46 PM EST7:16 PM VEN3:46 UAE (+1)5:46 PM CT-Cespedes has rejoined the Oakland Athletics after briefly leaving spring training to be reunited with his family for the first time in about a year.
Analysis: The Cuban defector surprised family members in Miami after they arrived over the weekend from the Turks and Caicos, where they had been detained as illegal immigrants. The relatives, including Cespedes' mother, Estela Milanes, were released Jan. 21. Cespedes acknowledged this spring that he worried constantly late last season about his family's safety in the Dominican Republic.