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Crisp had a solid night at the dish going 2-for-5 at the plate with a triple and three RBI in Tuesday's game against the Mets.

It has been a struggle of late for Crisp, while trying to overcome a nagging neck injury. He is just 6-for-39 in his last 10 games and carries a .256/.353/.392 slash line in 332 at-bats this year.

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Crisp went 0-for-4 on Friday to drop his average on the season to .254.

Crisp entered the All-Star Break hitting .291, but has been terrible recently and is now only 8-for-66 since the break with no homers or steals. Crisp missed some time in early August with a recurrence of his neck injury, but has only missed one game since August 4th. He appears to be healthy enough to play, but he is going through a very brutal stretch that suggests he may not be anywhere near 100%.

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Crisp isn't in the lineup Tuesday at Kansas City, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Crisp has started seven consecutive games, during which he hit measly .160 (4-for-25) with one triple, four RBI, three runs, and five walks versus seven strikeouts. He'll yield center field and the leadoff spot to Sam Fuld.

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Crisp went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and three RBI on Friday facing the Twins.

The previously ailing A's outfielder hit a bases clearing triple in the fifth inning where three runners crossed the plate. Crisp's top-of-the-lineup bat continues to kick start the A's offense where he has seen his OBP rise to a new career level.

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Crisp (neck) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays.

Prior to striking out and drawing a walk Monday, Crisp missed eight of nine outings due to an injured neck. In his first start since July 26, he'll ease into action as the designated hitter and slot into his typical leadoff spot.

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Crisp (neck) is not in the lineup Monday, but he could be available off the bench, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

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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.