Cespedes Proves to Be Force for A's

Cespedes Proves to Be Force for A's

You want a spontaneous natural reaction from Yoenis Cespedes? Ask him if he is surprised that he is having so much success with the A's so soon.

Just ask him.

"Noooooo," Cespedes said with a chuckle and a quizzical glance at translator Ariel Prieto and me to make sure we weren't joking.

FYI: Cespedes is absolutely not surprised by this.

His answer and chuckle needed no translation, and neither does Cespedes' performance at this point.

That epic 462-foot blast in the home opener Friday was crystal clear in all languages. So were his two other homers, giving him three in the A's first four games.

Those three swings -- plus countless other details -- proved that the recent Cuban defector belongs in the majors, only months after his arrival in the United States.

Cespedes doesn't just belong, he could immediately dominate.

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