Home Run Derby champion Yoenis Cespedes is returning to the Oakland Athletics line up for the first time since the All-Star break. Cespedes was kept out of the lineup for five games with a wrist injury, but he returns to left field and will bat fifth.
The news surfaced when the A’s tweeted out their lineup card for the game against the Houston Astros.
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) July 24, 2013
Cespedes was batting .227 with 15 homers and a .718 OPS before the break.
The Athletics will be hopeful that Cespedes can keep up the momentum that he gained during the Home Run Derby and provide a boost to the Athletics batting lineup.