Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 17 hours 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 3 weeks ago

Crisp (elbow) could play in a minor league game Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

He took some swings in the cage Monday morning and will play catch on the field later in the day, and if everything goes well, he will be able to get back into game action Tuesday. Considering how little he has gotten to play this spring, Crisp may start the season on the DL, and the team will be able to backdate the stay as long as he only plays in minor league games for the rest of spring.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 3 weeks ago

The A's remain optimistic that Crisp (elbow) will be ready for Opening Day, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

The plan is for Crisp to play Tuesday and get an off day Wednesday with the hope of being ready for the opener. The A's won't rule out a trip to the disabled list for Crisp, but manager Bob Melvin says Crisp can be ready with minimal prep time. Obviously drafting Crisp is an acceptance that there will be stretches where he misses time due to injury, because he always does, but it would nonetheless be a shame if he started off the season on the DL.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 3 weeks ago

Crisp (elbow) surprisingly took the field for a workout Thursday afternoon, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Crisp was expected to get the day off, but he may be progressing a bit faster than previously anticipated. He still hopes to be ready by Opening Day, after getting a cortisone shot Tuesday.