As expected, Yoenis Cespedes made his return to the outfield on Tuesday, starting in center field against the Mariners. It followed a stretch of six consecutive starts at designated hitter after the outfielder missed nine of the previous 10 games with a strained left hamstring.
The A's announced Tuesday that right-hander Danny Farquhar was claimed off waivers by the Yankees. Farquhar was initially claimed off waivers by the A's from Toronto on June 9 and was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento that day. He went 1-2 with a 10.13 ERA in five relief appearances with the River Cats before he was designated for assignment on Sunday when the A's selected A.J. Griffin.