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A’s To Go Ahead With T-Shirt Giveaway Honoring Traded-Away Cespedes

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Yoenis Cespedes 'La Potencia' t-shirt. (Oakland Athletics)

Yoenis Cespedes ‘La Potencia’ t-shirt. (Oakland Athletics)

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The Oakland Athletics will go ahead with a planned T-shirt day promotion this weekend honoring outfielder All-Star Yoenis Cespedes, hours after the team announced he had been traded to the Boston Red Sox.

The A’s will distribute 10,000 T-shirts with the Cuban star’s likeness with the caption ‘La Potencia’ at Saturday’s game against Kansas City at O.co Coliseum. The phrase means “The Power” in Spanish.

Cespedes has been a key contributor in the A’s consecutive AL West Division titles and won the Al-Star Home Run Derby in back-to-back seasons.

Thursday morning, the A’s traded Cespedes and a 2015 draft pick to Boston in exchange for three-time All-Star pitcher Jon Lester along with outfielder and Petaluma native Jonny Gomes.

 

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