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Cespedes exits with tight hamstring

Cespedes exits with tight hamstring

Cespedes exits with tight hamstring

OAKLAND -- A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left Tuesday's game against the Yankees following just two innings because of left hamstring soreness.

Oakland announced that the decision to remove Cespedes from the game was for "precautionary measures." Manager Bob Melvin reiterated as much after the game but sounded optimistic the injury isn't too serious.


"We'll get a much better indication the next day as far as hamstrings," Melvin said. "Hopefully we caught it at the right time. He felt like he could've played more but we don't want to fool around with a hamstring. It'll be literally day-to-day."

Cespedes' first-inning ground ball up the middle off lefty CC Sabathia was fielded by second baseman Robinson Cano, who made the out at first, where Cespedes winced upon reaching the bag.

He returned to left field for the second inning but was taken out at the start of the third and replaced by Seth Smith.

Jane Lee is a reporter and Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.