Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 24 hours ago

Crisp is out of the lineup Thursday against Detroit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crisp started each of the previous three games and six of the last seven, playing a mix of left field, center field and designated hitter. Though he only has 12 hits in 58 at-bats (.207 average), Crisp does have two home runs and four stolen bases, along with a strong 10:8 K:BB ratio. Crisp's injury history will likely lead to extra time off, but he still figures to start at least four or five games most weeks.

Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 5 days ago

Crisp is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, John Hickey of the Oakland Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crisp seems to have settled into at least a semi-regular role in the A's outfield and DH platoon of late, having started in the team's previous three games. He's starting to come around with five hits and four walks over those three games, but he'll still likely sit out a couple times a week to rest his 36-year-old legs.

Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 1 week ago

Crisp went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, a steal, an RBI and two runs against the Yankees on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Now that's how you fill up every column of the box score. The veteran speedster is coming off a tough, injury-shortened 2015 in which he hit only .175, and he's only at .195 this year even after Thursday's effort, so we'll need to see more from him before he can be considered anything but a low-end speed play best reserved for deeper formats.

Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 1 week ago

Crisp is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crisp is struggling in the early going, hitting just .167, so he'll get his second day off in three games. Khris Davis will take over the DH duties Tuesday, hitting seventh against Michael Pineda.

Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 2 weeks ago

Crisp is not in the lineup Saturday against Kansas City.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crisp will get the day off after starting each of the last two games. Billy Burns will lead off and man center field, while Khris Davis gets the nod in left.

Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 2 weeks ago

Crisp was 0-5 on Friday night to drop his average on the season to a paltry .182.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crisp has now started 7 of the first 11 A's games, putting Billy Burns and his .294 average from 2015 on the pine for a lot of games. Crisp has managed a homer and three steals so far this year, but his current .229 OBP on the heels of his .175 average in 2015 does not merit a spot atop the A's lineup. The A's are trying to get what they can from Crisp while he is actually healthy, but he currently looks like a shell of his former self at the dish.

Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 2 weeks ago

Crisp is starting in left field and hitting second in Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The A's will give the struggling Khris Davis the day off Wednesday, and Crisp is the beneficiary, moving to second in the order, behind Billy Burns. So far, when he's been in the lineup, it has primarily been in the leadoff role, so the fact that the A's want him hitting near the top even when Burns is leading off is notable. If Davis, who leads MLB with 14 strikeouts, continues to struggle, Crisp's playing time should continue to trend up.

Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 2 weeks ago

Crisp is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crisp has gotten three consecutive starts while notching five hits and a pair of stolen bases in that span, so it appears to be just a regular day of rest. Billy Butler will serve as the team's designated hitter and bat fifth against Hector Santiago.

Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 4 weeks ago

Crisp (hamstring) will bat leadoff in Friday's game against the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After being out of the lineup for a few days, Crisp will draw back into the lineup for Friday's matchup against the A's regional rivals. Crisp was able to ramp up his baseball activities each of the last few days, culminating in him going through his full pre-game warmup ahead of Thursday's contest. He'll hit atop the order Friday and will hopefully be able to make it through the contest without tweaking his hamstring so that he can start the season at full strength.

Coco Crisp LF/DH OAK 1 month ago

Crisp will test out his hamstring in pregame Thursday and barring a setback, he will start in center field for Friday's exhibition game, Joe Stiglich of CSN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran outfielder has been battling some hamstring soreness this week, but he was able to hit in the cage Wednesday and has progressed to on-field work in advance of Thursday's game. He won't play Thursday, but if his workout goes off without a hitch, Crisp will draw back in for a late-spring tuneup Friday.