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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp out, will have sore neck examined

By on 7/27/2014 09:00:00 PM

Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp has left his team in Texas to travel back to Oakland to have his sore neck examined. He sat out Sunday for the second time in the last three games.'s Athletics beat writer Jane Lee reported the news after the Athletics' 5-2 victory over the Rangers on Sunday.

In her Sunday evening report, Lee said that the team will wait for the exam results to come out before deciding on whether or not to disable Crisp. They expect him to miss the entire three-game series with the Houston Astros, which begins Monday night. Craig Gentry will most likely continue to play center field in Crisp's absence.

Crisp has had the neck soreness for most of the season. Twelve of his 16 games missed due to injury are attributed to his neck. Lee quoted Athletics manager Bob Melvin discussing Crisp's injury and how it affects the lead-off hitter. Said Melvin,
"Rest is the best thing for his neck, yet there are times when he feels really good and it's not an issue, and times when it's pretty significant where he has trouble turning his head."
Crisp is hitting .274 with 7 HR, 32 RBI, 16 SB, 51 runs scored in 80 games as the primarily the lead-off hitter.

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