OAKLAND, CA - Yoenis Cespedes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hand that has bothered the Oakland Athletics center fielder all week.
Cespedes complained of discomfort in his hand after taking batting practice Saturday and was scratched from the lineup shortly before the A's faced the Detroit Tigers.
About an hour earlier in the clubhouse, Cespedes declared himself "100 percent" healthy and ready to return after missing the four previous games.
Cespedes is eligible to come off the disabled list May 22.
Oakland recalled Josh Donaldson from Triple-A Sacramento.
Cespedes signed a $36 million, four-year deal this spring after defecting from Cuba. He is batting .245 with five homers and 21 RBIs this season, mostly in the cleanup spot.
Collin Cowgill replaced Cespedes and batted ninth.
The Associated Press