Yoenis Cespedes was a late scratch from Tuesday's game for the A's, won't play on Wednesday and will undergo an MRI and X-rays on his hand later today, according to the A's.
Cespedes apparently hurt his left hand during batting practice and therefore was yanked from the lineup just before the A's 7-3 victory over Boston.
"Yoenis Cespedes was scratched with a hand injury," the A's announced via Twitter on Wednesday morning. "He will have X-rays and a MRI tomorrow. #Athletics"
To make up for Cespedes absence, Josh Reddick moved over from right field to center field with Michael Taylor taking up Reddick's spot in right field.
Cespedes has been a rare bright offensive spot for A's this season, hitting five homers and knocking in 21 RBI during the first month or so of the season.
He's struck out a lot (29 times) and isn't exactly an OPB hog (.319), but he's got the second-highest average among starters on the team at .245, behind only Reddick at .265.
He's second in home runs on the team (behind only Reddick), third in OBP, second in OPS+ and first in RBI.
In fact, he's accounted for more than one-fifth of the team's RBI, so it's a little terrifying to think that he could miss any sort of significant time, especially with the A's surprisingly sitting in second place in the AL West.
After all, there are only so many walkoff grand slams that Brandon Inge can hit in a season.