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Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that an MRI on Coco Crisp's neck showed "no changes."

It would qualify as good news, but Crisp will be held out of the lineup until at least Friday and it's not clear when he'll be ready to return. More will be known when the A's return home this weekend. Crisp has battled a neck issue off-and-on for much of the season.

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Coco Crisp will undergo an MRI on his ailing neck Monday.

The A's expect to know the results of the exam on Tuesday. Oakland is in a bit of a bind in center field, as both Crisp and Craig Gentry (hand) are banged up. Yoenis Cespedes will play center against right-handers, with the recently promoted Billy Burns covering the position versus lefties.

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Coco Crisp (neck) is heading back to Oakland to have his ailing neck examined by a specialist.

Crisp missed a pair of games over the weekend as his chronic neck issue continued to bother him. At this point, he could be looking at another trip to the disabled list.

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Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

The A's continue to give Crisp occasional days off in order to protect his health and avoid a recurrence of his chronic neck injury. Craig Gentry will get the start in center field and hit ninth on Sunday against Mike Mikolas.

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Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

The A's are trying to be proactive with some days off for Crisp so that his chronic neck injury doesn't get worse. Yoenis Cespedes is handling center field Friday.

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Coco Crisp (neck) has returned to the Athletics starting lineup on Friday.

Crisp has been battling recurring neck issues for some time now. Though he is in the lineup, A's skipper Bob Melvin did indicate that he's still considered day-to-day. Expect him to get another breather on Saturday.

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Coco Crisp (neck) is expected to sit out a fourth straight game Sunday.

Crisp is dealing with neck issues again and the A's are hoping over a week off will allow him to return healthy after the All-Star break. The outfielder has been banged up often this season but is producing when on the field, batting .291/.387/.449 with seven homers, 31 RBI and 16 stolen bases over 73 games.

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Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with a double, steal, RBI and run scored in Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Giants.

He has reached base in 7 out of 10 plate appearances in the first two games of the series against the Giants, both Oakland victories. Crisp continues to be an underrated fantasy contributor, slashing .295/.389/.454 with seven homers and 16 steals.

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Coco Crisp singled, walked twice and stole a base in Monday's 5-0 triumph over the Giants.

Crisp got most of Sunday's game off, entering late as a defensive replacement. His bunt single in the fifth inning tonight moved Craig Gentry to third; Gentry scored the game's first run during the next at-bat. Outside of a rotten May (.646 OPS), Crisp has been superb at the dish again in 2014, collecting an .855 OPS in April, .969 OPS in June and .889 OPS in July coming into this evening.

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Coco Crisp went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Mets.

Crisp, mired in a bit of a slump over the last week, broke out at the top of the Athletics' lineup. He singled in a run in the second inning and later scored, then homered in the fourth inning to put his club up 7-0 at the time. The blast was Crisp's sixth of the season and he now has 27 RBI along with a .290/.381/.453 slash line and 13 stolen bases.