Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 16 hours ago

Crisp (neck) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

The news doesn't come as much of a surprise as Crisp is slated to meet with a neck specialist Thursday and wasn't expected to return to the lineup. His status should become clearer after visiting with the specialist, but Sam Fuld will assume the left field duties Thursday in his stead.

Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 2 days ago

Crisp (neck) will visit with a neck specialist Thursday, John Hickey of Bay Area News Group reports.

Crisp, who is not in the lineup Wednesday, will remain out Thursday while the team plays in Tampa Bay. He continues to be listed as day-to-day, and more should be known after Thursday's visit. In Crisp's absence, Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry will continue to handle left field duties.

Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 2 days ago

Crisp (neck) remains day-to-day for now, but his availability for Oakland's upcoming series in Tampa Bay is uncertain, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Crisp will avoid the disabled list for now, but manager Bob Melvin said the neck injury Crisp is currently dealing with is similar to the setback that cost him 25 games last season, so it would not be a surprise if he misses more time. Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry figure to handle the left field duties until Crisp returns to action.

Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 2 days ago

Crisp (neck) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The extent of the injury that forced Crisp from Tuesday's game remains uncertain, but the setback will prevent him from playing in at least one game, and could cost him more action. Craig Gentry will get the start in left field Wednesday in Crisp's place.

Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 2 days ago

Crisp's neck injury is similar to the neck injury that added up to cost him 25 games over the course of last season, according to manager Bob Melvin, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

Melvin said Crisp is day-to-day, but he missed chunks of time in every month after April with a neck issue last year, so this is not exactly encouraging. In shallower leagues there are likely players who can match Crisp's production without the headache of unpredictably being in and out of the lineup.

Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 2 days ago

Crisp left Tuesday's game with neck tightness, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

He went down hard while chasing a double off the bat of Colby Rasmus in the second inning, presumably injuring his neck. He missed quite a bit of time with neck issues in 2014, so this is especially concerning given Crisp's track record. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 3 days ago

Crisp was 0-for-4 on Monday night to drop his average to an abysmal .045.

Crisp has been nothing short of horrible since his return from the DL with two hits in 44 at-bats. Crisp is likely suffering the effects of missing almost all of spring training after suffering an elbow injury early in March. The A's are likely to stick with Crisp in left field for now due to his track record with the squad and a lack of viable options to replace him.

Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 1 week ago

Crisp finally recorded his first hit of the year Wednesday, going 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in a loss to the Red Sox.

That raises his average to a still-brutal .036, as Crisp is now 1-for-28 since coming back from an elbow injury that kept him out for the season's first month. The veteran outfielder should find his stride in time, but after a poor 2014 season, he'll need to do so quickly if he wants to hold onto a regular spot in Oakland's crowded outfield.

Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 2 weeks ago

Crisp is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

It's believed to be just a maintenance day for Crisp, who returned from an elbow injury last Wednesday that had sidelined him all season. The 35-year-old has yet to record a hit in his 14 at-bats, but is still expected to retain a hold on the leadoff gig as he looks to regain his timing at the plate. Sam Fuld will spell Crisp in left field Sunday.

Coco Crisp LF/CF/DH OAK 2 weeks ago

Crisp will have a normal day of rest Thursday, John Hickey of the Oakland Tribune reports.

Crisp returned from the disabled list Wednesday and got the start for the Athletics. He did not record a hit in Wednesday's loss to the Twins. Crisp should be back in the lineup Friday.