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Leg cramp forces Cespedes to exit early

Leg cramp forces Cespedes to exit early

Leg cramp forces Cespedes to exit early
TOKYO -- Yoenis Cespedes exited Sunday's game against the Yomiuri Giants after seven innings because of a quadriceps cramp and will likely be held out of the exhibition contest vs. the Hanshin Tigers.

Cespedes took in four at-bats before his departure, going hitless with two strikeouts. Manager Bob Melvin said the outfielder was likely experiencing dehydration and expected him to be fully ready for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Mariners.

The 26-year-old Cuban sensation, who was replaced by Collin Cowgill in the eighth, is likely to bat fifth and play center field in the season opener, as he did Sunday.

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