Latest contract details:
3/3/2012: Signed a four-year, $36 million contract
Contract:4 yr(s) / $36,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary $9,000,000 End Year:2015 Free Agent:2016 / Unrestricted
Cespedes, who signed a four-year, $36 million contract in February, is 2-for-5 with a home run and two walks thus far in Cactus League play. If he's sent down to Triple-A Sacramento to open the year, it won't be for long. "Whether we think he'll be ready to handle it the first game of the year or the 10th game, we just don't know," Beane said. "I think we'll just have a feel. If we think he can handle it up here, we'll make that decision."
TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Feb 13 2012
Signed a 4 year $36 million contract with Oakland (OAK)