Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 5 Days

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.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 10 Days

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.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 15 Days

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.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 16 Days

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.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 28 Days

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.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 1 Month

Coco Crisp smacked a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday afternoon at O.Co Coliseum to lift the Athletics past the Red Sox 2-1.

It was Crisp's only hit in five trips the plate, but it was obviously a big one. The A's got seven shutout innings from starter Jesse Chavez and improved their MLB-best record to 47-28. Oakland's +136 run differential is also by far the highest in the major leagues.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 1 Month

Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in the Athletics' 10-5 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

In the second inning, Crisp hit a three-run shot off Yankees starter Vidal Nuno, his fifth homer of the season. Crisp also scored in the first and fourth innings as the A's hung eight runs on the lefty. The leadoff hitter is batting .274/.376/.435 with 36 runs scored on the year.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 1 Month

Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with a walk, double, run scored and RBI on Wednesday in a 7-1 triumph over the Angels.

Crisp missed Tuesday's game due to his nagging neck injury, but he appeared to be just fine this evening while wreaking havoc out of the leadoff spot. Due to a combination of health issues and regression, Crisp won't match his stellar 2013 numbers. That doesn't mean, however, that he's been bad. The man with a sweet name is batting .274/.375/.429 with four homers and 11 steals in 175 at-bats.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 1 Month

Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics' lineup Tuesday.

Crisp has been playing pretty much every other day of late as the A's try to keep him active while also attempting to get rid of his nagging neck injury. It's certainly a frustrating situation for fantasy owners but could wind up being the best thing for Crisp's long-term health.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 2 Months

Coco Crisp went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Saturday in the loss to the Orioles.

Crisp has hit in 11 straight games, raising his average from .240 to .274. He hasn't been able to duplicate last year's 22-homer pace, with just four homers so far, but he's been a pretty good fantasy outfielder anyway, partly because of the 11 steals.