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Athletics manager Bob Melvin has ruled Coco Crisp (neck) out through Friday.

Crisp will receive treatment on his ailing neck when the A's return home Friday and will not play that night. It's totally up in the air at this point as to when he'll rejoin the lineup, but Oakland is optimistic that he'll avoid a stint on the disabled list.

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Athletics trainer trainer Nick Paparesta said Tuesday that Coco Crisp has "some chronic degenerative changes" in his neck.

Crisp was initially injured back on May 7 and has dealt with pain his his neck off-and-on since then. He'll avoid the disabled list for now and could return to the lineup as soon as Friday, but it's something that the outfielder is "going to battle throughout the season," Paparesta said. "Now we're trying to figure out what the next course would be to alleviate some of the issues that he's having," manager Bob Melvin added, "whether it's medication or whatever."

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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.