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A's Place Céspedes on the 15-day DL; Recall Taylor from Sacramento

The Oakland A's placed outfielder Yoenis Céspedes on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his left hand, the club announced today.  To take his spot on the roster, the A's recalled outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.

Céspedes was 5 for 15 (.333) over his last four games after starting the season 3 for 25 (.120).  He was batting .200 with three home runs and seven RBI in 11 games overall.  This is his second career stint on the disabled list as he was out from May 7 to 31 last year with a muscle strain in his left hand.

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Taylor was batting .410 with five doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI and six multiple hit games in nine games with the River Cats.  He is tied for the Pacific Coast League lead in doubles, ranks second in total bases (30), tied for second in hits (16) and extra base hits (8) and tied for third in home run and RBI.  The 27-year-old right-handed hitter was 3 for 4 with a double, home run and five RBI last night at Reno.  Taylor is a .176 career hitter with one home run and one RBI in 17 games over the previous two seasons with the A's.

The complete 2013 statistics for Taylor follows:

TAYLOR

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

SLG

OBP

Sacramento (AAA)

.410

9

39

6

16

5

0

3

11

3

6

0

0

.769

.452

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