Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 2 days ago

Crisp (elbow) may resume taking batting practice by the end of the week, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

Initially expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks after undergoing surgery on his elbow in early April, Crisp seems to be healing faster than the Athletics anticipated. The club still plans on having the outfielder head out on a rehab assignment in the minors once he draws closer to full health, but it's not expected to last more than a couple games. It's conceivable that he could be formally activated from the DL by the middle of May, if not sooner.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 5 days ago

Crisp (elbow) is slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery, as he wasn't expected to start baseball activities until the upcoming weekend, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Crisp resumed baseball activities Wednesday, throwing from 60 feet and taking swings from both side of the plate. While he's apparently a few days ahead of the original timetable, Crisp is still unlikely to play in games any sooner than late May or early June.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 6 days ago

Crisp (elbow) threw from 60 feet and took swings from both sides of the plate Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Crisp is just starting to get a taste of baseball activities for the first time since elbow surgery this spring, right in line with the timetable established earlier in the week. The outfielder will have to progress to full batting practice and longer throws before beginning a rehab assignment. A return in the early summer months remains realistic.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 1 week ago

Crisp (elbow) is expected to resume baseball activities Monday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

The A's will ease Crisp back into baseball workouts, starting him with sock throws and then slowly increasing his activity. Crisp was handed a 6-to-8 week estimated recovery timetable after having surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow in early April.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 3 weeks ago

Crisp (elbow) was

officially placed

on the 15 Day DL on Saturday.

Crisp had surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow on Friday and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, but will be re-evaluated in 10 to 14 days.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 3 weeks ago

Crisp underwent successful surgery on his elbow Friday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

The A's are planning to provide an update on Crisp's status Saturday, but he can now begin the recovery process, which is expected to keep him out of action for around 6-to-8 weeks.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 4 weeks ago

Crisp (elbow) will undergo surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow Friday, Mike Vernon of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Crisp's surgery was pretty much a foregone conclusion, and now has been officially confirmed. He's expected to miss six-to-eight weeks because of the operation, leaving Craig Gentry, Sam Fuld and Ben Zobrist as the likely trio of outfielders to start Opening Day.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 4 weeks ago

Crisp (elbow) is now expected to have surgery for a bone spur and chips in his right elbow and miss six to eight weeks,

reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle

.

This is rough news for the A's as they will likely be without their leadoff hitter for the first two months of the season. Crisp has struggled with the elbow all spring, but this is surprising news considering he just played in a minor league intrasquad game on Tuesday.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 4 weeks ago

Crisp felt some soreness in his elbow during an intrasquad game Tuesday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Although Crisp's activity was limited -- he only hit and did not play the field -- the elbow still presented issues. The 35-year-old admitted afterward that he doesn't know if he'll be available for Opening Day, but at this point, it seems rather unlikely. If a backdated DL stint is indeed necessary to start the year, it could open the door for Craig Gentry or perhaps Billy Burns to see additional opportunities.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 4 weeks ago

Crisp said "I don't know" on Tuesday when asked if he will be ready for Opening Day,

reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.

Crisp played in an intrasquad game on Tuesday as he tries to get ready for the season after dealing with an elbow injury for much of March. With Opening Day on Monday, it appears his window for being ready to start the season is closing and he could begin the year on the DL, but would likely not miss much time as his DL stint could be backdated.