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Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Astros.

Crisp has been dealing with a minor hamstring injury, and the A's likely just want to play it cautiously and ease him back into action. Craig Gentry is getting the start in center field and leading off for the A's.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 2 Days

Coco Crisp is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

Crisp pinch-hit on Wednesday and Thursday, but this is his first start Sunday due to a minor hamstring issue. He's batting .292/.455/.500 with one homer and four steals for the A's this season.

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Coco Crisp drew a walk and stole a base as a pinch-hitter Wednesday night against the Angels.

Crisp was out of the starting lineup for a third straight game because of lingering tightness in his hamstring. The A's are off Thursday, so he should be ready to return to his starting center field role on Friday.

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Coco Crisp returned to action on Wednesday April 16.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 4 Days

Coco Crisp (hamstring) is not in the Athletics' lineup for a third straight game Wednesday.

Like in Tuesday's game, Crisp will be available as a pinch-hitter. With a day off Thursday, A's manager Bob Melvin just wanted to maximize Crisp's rest to get the hamstring fully healed. Expect him back in the lineup on Friday.

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Coco Crisp returned to action on Tuesday April 15.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 5 Days

Coco Crisp (hamstring) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Monday.

The A's thought Crisp would need just one day of rest for his hamstring issue, but he's apparently not feeling good enough to give it a go. Craig Gentry will receive another start in center field.

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Coco Crisp (hamstring) is not in the Athletics' lineup Monday.

It's just a minor issue, but the A's are being proactive. Crisp should be ready to go for Tuesday's game. Oakland is going with Craig Gentry in center field on Monday against Hector Santiago and the Angels.

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Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with a stolen base against the Mariners on Sunday.

Crisp had two singles on the afternoon, and he's batting .304 through the team's first 12 games. He's also stolen three bases without being caught after stealing 21 last season.

Coco Crisp CF/DH OAK 7 Days

Coco Crisp is dealing with a minor hamstring issue and will receive Monday off as a precautionary measure.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin had planned on resting Crisp against a left-hander on Monday anyways, so it doesn't appear to be a huge deal. Look for him to return to the lineup on Tuesday.