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Coco Crisp | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/1/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Los Angeles Pierce JC
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Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and two runs scored in Friday's 5-3 win against the Angels.
Crisp came into play on Tuesday 9-for-73 (.123) since the All-Star break, and he's gone 7-for-18 (.388) with at least one extra-base hit in his last four games. Could his nagging neck problems be behind him? That, kind reader, is a question for a future episode. The veteran has always been a must-start in AL-only leagues, but mixed leaguers who benched Crisp may want to revisit the matter now that he's punishing the ball again. Aug 23 - 1:18 AM

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Coco Crisp singled, tripled and drove in three runs as Oakland held off the Mets in a 6-2 Tuesday victory.

And oh boy, was it needed. Crisp has battled a chronic neck injury while looking absolutely helpless in the batter's box in the second half, entering this game 9-for-73 (.123) since the All-Star break. His owners are a bit shell shocked, as Crisp slashed a robust .291/.387/.449 in the first half. He had only one extra-base hit and one RBI in his past eight games, and both came on Monday. Hopefully we're seeing the beginnings of a strong six-week run to finish the season.
Aug 20 - 1:34 AM

Coco Crisp tripled in three runs and walked as Oakland's designated hitter Friday in a 6-5 victory over the Twins.

Crisp's bases-loaded triple gave him his first extra-base hit since July 8 and as many RBI as he had in his previous 15 games combined. Of course, his recent slump can be explained by the injuries he's accumulated. The A's probably should have just put him on the DL at some point while he was nursing his sore neck. As is, he's hit just .143 in 42 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Aug 9 - 1:28 AM

Coco Crisp is back in the Athletics' lineup Tuesday.

He's in the designated hitter spot but is expected to man center field on Wednesday. Crisp's chronic neck injury figures to be a day-to-day issue for the remainder of the season, so fantasy owners in daily leagues will have to keep a close eye on things.
Aug 5 - 7:54 PM

Coco Crisp (neck) entered Monday's game against the Rays as a pinch-hitter and ended up going 0-for-1 with a walk and a strikeout.

It was his first game action since July 26 due to ongoing neck soreness. He's expected to return to the A's starting lineup on Tuesday.
Aug 5 - 4:56 AM

Coco Crisp (neck) will take batting practice Monday and could be available off the bench if it goes well.

Crisp hasn't played since July 26 due to a chronic neck issue. It's an injury he's going to have to deal with for the remainder of the season, as whether he plays or not figures to be a day-to-day adventure.
Aug 4 - 7:22 PM

Coco Crisp (neck) is out of the A's starting lineup again Monday.

Crisp hasn't played since July 26 due to a chronic neck issue. However, he was able to hit in the batting cages on Sunday without incident, so it sounds like he might not be too far away.
Aug 4 - 5:23 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that Coco Crisp (neck) had a good day on Sunday and is close to returning to the starting lineup.

Crisp hasn't played since July 26 due to a flareup of his chronic neck ailment. He was able to hit in the batting cages on Sunday and should rejoin the A's lineup at some point early next week.
Aug 3 - 7:03 PM

Coco Crisp (neck) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

Crisp hasn't played since July 26 due to his nagging neck ailment. However, he did hit in the batting cage Sunday and it sounds like the veteran outfielder will be back in action soon.
Aug 3 - 2:40 PM

Coco Crisp (neck) remains unavailable for Saturday's game against the Royals.

He's still considered day-to-day. As the oft-injured outfielder usually improves quickly and doesn't require a minor league rehab assignment, the A's have opted not to place him on the disabled list, waiting instead for his neck ailment to improve.
Aug 2 - 2:44 PM

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.
Jul 30 - 12:48 PM

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."
Jul 30 - 10:20 AM

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.
Jul 29 - 6:26 PM

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.
Jul 28 - 6:27 PM

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.
Jul 27 - 8:12 PM

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2Derek Norris
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Jesse Chavez