The Cuban slugger, who hit a home run in the third inning on Monday following a 1-for-20 stretch, was warming up in center field before the start of the fifth but was called back to the dugout and removed from the game, with the A's later announcing that he had a "stomach illness."
Manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Cespedes' stomach was "upside down a couple of times," as he looked toward the dugout restroom, before joking, "We have to make sure that Purell dispenser has plenty of refills."
Cespedes entered the day 24-for-65 (.369) with six doubles, two triples, four home runs and 11 RBIs in 18 career games against the Rangers.
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