Cespedes day to day but unlikely to enter DL

Cespedes day to day but unlikely to enter DL

HOUSTON -- Yoenis Cespedes remains day to day with a strained left hamstring, but the A's say the injury is not serious enough to warrant a stint on the disabled list.

Cespedes did not even have an MRI exam, and he was on the field for batting practice on Friday, though he was not expected to be available.

"It's literally day to day at this point," manager Bob Melvin said. "The one thing he can't simulate is getting out of the box, and it's tough to tell a guy to be careful. But I certainly don't think we're looking at a DL thing, and hopefully it's just a couple of days."

Brandon Moss got the start in left field on Friday in place of Cespedes, who sustained the injury during the seventh inning of Thursday's 10-1 victory when legging out an infield single.

It was just Cespedes' second hit in his past five games, spanning 15 at-bats. On the season, he has batted .238/.316/.464 with four home runs and 14 RBIs through 22 games.

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