Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 8 hours ago
Crisp homered in a 2-for-4 game with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's win over Texas.
Crisp had missed the past two games with a neck injury but came back in a big way with six total bases. He was stuck in a 3-for-28 slump since July 10 and had missed five games in that span, so perhaps the rest was just what he needed. He hasn't posted an OPS above .700 since 2013, but Tuesday's performance brought his 2016 mark up to .709.
Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 18 hours ago
Crisp (neck) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
The veteran has been battling a neck issue over the past few days that even led him to be scratched from Sunday's lineup, but after a few days of rest, Crisp is set to return to the A's lineup. Crisp will take over in left field and bat leadoff Tuesday against righty Nick Martinez and the Rangers.
Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 1 day ago
Manager Bob Melvin hinted Monday night that Crisp (neck) may rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Crisp notably took batting practice ahead of Monday's game, suggesting that a return was near. The veteran is hitting just .139 over his last 36 at-bats, however.
Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 2 days ago
Crisp (neck) was able to take batting practice from both sides of the plate before Monday's game, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Crisp has been dealing with the neck issue for some time and has occasionally been limited to hitting from one side of the plate or the other as a result. As such, it's a particularly good sign that he is able to swing from both sides after the neck issue forced him to be scratched from Sunday's contest. He is not in Monday's lineup, but he could potentially be available off the bench and should be considered day-to-day.
Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 3 days ago
Crisp was scratched from the Athletics' initial lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays due to a sore neck.
Crisp was initially slated to bat leadoff for the A's, but the late-arriving injury prompted manager Bob Melvin to change things up. With Crisp out of the lineup, Jake Smolinski will shift over to center field, Danny Valencia will move from first base to right field, and Yonder Alonso will enter the lineup at first base. Crisp should be viewed as day-to-day until the Athletics provide another update on his situation.
Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 6 days ago
Crisp is not in the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Rays.
Crisp will get the day off after going 0-for-4 on Wednesday against Houston. He has had a rough month of July, hitting .196/.302/.399 with no home runs and only four RBI during 46 at-bats. Jake Smolinski will get the start in center as Billy Butler mans the designater hitter position for Thursday.
Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 6 days ago
Crisp went 0-for-4 on Wednesday to drop his batting average to .237.
Crisp's hitless Wednesday dropped his batting average in July to under .200 in 46 at-bats. Crisp has not stolen a base since May 23rd and without those swipes, Crisp provides very little fantasy value. In addition to his current struggles, it appears the A's will start to look at some younger players, costing Crisp playing time in the process.
Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 1 week ago
Crisp is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Crisp will be on the bench for a second straight game and could begin to lose playing time with the Athletics experimenting with Jake Smolinski as their regular center fielder. The team still has Billy Butler around at the DH spot and could give Danny Valencia more looks in that role as well, leaving fewer starts left over for Crisp to pick up.
Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 2 weeks ago
Crisp is not in the lineup Saturday against Toronto, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
This seems to be a standard day off for the 36-year-old outfielder. Jed Lowrie will bat leadoff and Jake Smolinski will take over in center field in Crisp's absence.
Coco CrispLF/CF/DH OAK 3 weeks ago
Crisp received a one-game suspension Friday after throwing his bat in the direction of an umpire in Thursday's game, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Crisp tossed his bat and helmet in the direction of umpire D.J. Rayburn after a called strikeout in the fifth inning of Thursday's game against the Astros. Crisp said following the game that he didn't intend to hit Rayburn and he would be seeking him out to apologize. Either way, Crisp looks to miss a game with a possible fine due to his actions. The 36-year-old is batting .243 with 38 runs, 37 RBI, and five stolen bases this year.