by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, who is on the 15-day disabled with a hamstring injury, could return to the lineup as early as Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Crisp was able to run the bases Monday and manager Bob Melvin was pleased with the results of his workout.
“It went really well,” Melvin said. “He ran full out, didn’t look like there was hesitation, so he’ll take batting practice, some balls in the outfield today, and if everything goes well today and tomorrow we’ll look to activate him Wednesday. But, again, we have to get there first.”
Crisp has been sidelined since April 30.
Coco Crisp might be activated Wednesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said injured outfielder Coco Crisp (hamstring) might run the bases Monday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Melvin also said he hasn't ruled out Crisp coming off the disabled list Wednesday.
Still no timetable for Coco Crisp
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said there is still no timetable for outfielder Coco Crisp's return to the lineup (hamstring), the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Crisp, who is eligible to be activated off the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, has yet to start running.
Melvin added that Crisp could start to run sometime over the next few days and may not need to go on a rehab assignment prior to returning.
Two injured A's outfielders progressing
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Athletics manager Bob Melvin discussed the progress of injured outfielders Coco Crisp (hamstring) and Chris Young (quadriceps) Thursday. Both players have been sidelined since late April.
"They're all feeling better," Melvin said, per MLB.com. "Young is probably a little bit ahead of Crisp right now, but Coco took some swings yesterday off the tee. If everything goes well, he could start running here in a day or two."
Coco Crisp swinging a bat, has yet to run
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp has taken some swings with the baseball bat but has yet to run, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Crisp is on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain.
According to the Chronicle, outfielder Chris Young is further along in his recovery than Crisp. Both outfielders are eligible to return from the disabled list Tuesday.
Analyzing an injured Coco Crisp's value
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp should not need much more than the minimum amount of time on the disabled list to recover from his hamstring strain, but that news is not enough to earn Scott White's trust.
Given Crisp's injury history, White has him ranked just 18th among players currently on the DL, in his Reality Check column.
Crisp is worth stashing in the majority of Fantasy formats, but this is a sign that things were too good to be true before the injury. He was riding an incredibly hot streak before the injury, but that was never going to last, whether due to regression or via an inevitable (for him) injury.
Crisp is a fine player to own for Fantasy purposes, but he is not the must-stash option his early numbers suggested. If someone makes the mistake of dropping a Curtis Granderson or Josh Johnson, I would not hesitate to punt Crisp for either of them.
Coco Crisp says hamstring improving
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, who is on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, reported feeling better on Saturday, the San Francisco Chronicle writes.
Oakland skipper Bob Melvin said it was the first time Crisp didn't feel any soreness in his hamstring while walking. That said, it still appears Crisp has an uphill climb before he's back to running and playing in games.
Coco Crisp placed on 15-day DL
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) The Athletics have placed Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, the club announced Wednesday.
Crisp suffered the injury during Monday's marathon 19-inning game. Crisp is expected to miss a couple of weeks, with a return coming around mid-to-late May.
Coco Crisp resting hamstring
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp was left out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Angels. Crisp played in the 19-inning win Monday and left the game in the 14th inning with a strained left hamstring.
Crisp went 1 for 6 before leaving. He stole a base and scored twice. He is day-to-day.
Over his last 10 games, Crisp is 8 for 41 (.195) with three doubles and three RBI.
Hamstring injury could keep Coco Crisp out
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp is considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Angels after leaving in the 14th inning of the series opener Monday with a strained left hamstring. Crisp, who went 1 for 6 with a stolen base and two runs scored, would have his status determined Tuesday, manager Bob Melvin said.
Coco Crisp still on a hot streak
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp is experiencing a late-career surge, and hasn't regressed yet.
Aside from a higher home run rate, Crisp isn't showing any major signs of regression. He's walked at an elite clip this year, and hasn't struck out all that much. Crisp's hot start hasn't been fueling by BABIP either. His .268 BABIP is lower than his .300 career average.
It's still very early, and there's plenty of reason to think he'll return to his normal numbers, but he's on a major hot streak right now.
Coco Crisp getting better with age
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) For a player who relies so heavily on his speed, Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp has been remarkably productive in his 30s. He has been on a tear to open the season, so far, as he scored his 20th run and drove in his 11th Tuesday in another 2-for-4 game.
Crisp is batting .319, and is doing so without much in the way of a big batting average on balls in play. Never one to post huge strikeout totals, Crisp has whiffed in just 7.1 percent of his at-bats, which explains his solid average despite a pedestrian .295 BABIP. Crisp has walked 13 times already, giving him an impressive .424 on-base percentage. He also has seven stolen bases in 17 games, while being caught just once, as he remains one of the most efficient base stealers in the game.
Crisp will not keep his 1.091 OPS up moving forward, as he has nearly half as many home runs as he did all season last year. Still, the 33-year-old continues to refine his skills. Injuries remain a concern, as they have been for years, but if he can stay healthy, Crisp is a worthy starting Fantasy option.
Coco Crisp swipes two bags
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Athletics leadoff hitter Coco Crisp continues to be brought along slowly coming back from a groin injury. Crisp was the designated hitter Sunday in Tampa.
That said, the groin looked pretty healthy as he stole both second and third base in the game. He now has six stolen bases on the year.
Crisp went 1 for 2 with two walks and is batting .328.
Manager providing Coco Crisp rest
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) As expected, Athletics manager Bob Melvin held outfielder Coco Crisp out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros. Melvin was protecting Crisp, who recently returned from a groin injury, but he expects the veteran outfielder to be back in the lineup Friday against the Rays.
"Coco knows his body," Melvin said, per the Contra Costa Times. "He’s been able to play through nagging injuries. If we can get him today off and the travel day, he should be good to go (against the Rays Friday)."
A's manager being cautious with Coco Crisp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Athletics manager Bob Melvin made a switch to his lineup prior to Tuesday's game against the Astros, moving outfielder Coco Crisp from center field to DH. Melvin opted to make the move since Crisp is still recovering from a groin injury suffered last week, per the Contra Costa Times.
Melvin added he will give Crisp the day off Wednesday so he gets more time to rest before the team embarks on a six-game road trip, which starts Friday against the Rays.
Coco Crisp extends hit streak in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp looked fine in his return to the lineup following a groin injury Monday against the Astros.
Crisp led off and started in center after missing the last two games. He went 1 for 3 with two walks and a run scored. Crisp doubled and continues to bat .333.
After starting the year 0 for 7, Crisp has hit in 10 straight games for the A's.
Coco Crisp gets back in lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp is over his groin issue enough to get him back in the starting lineup for Monday's game versus Houston. The outfielder missed two games after leaving Friday's contest with the injury.
The 33-year-old Crisp has gotten off to a tremendous start for the A's. He's batting .333 over his first 48 at-bats with five doubles, four home runs, six walks and seven RBI. He's also already stolen four bases.
A's Coco Crisp out of lineup again
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) The Oakland Athletics did not put outfielder Coco Crisp's name in the starting lineup on Sunday against Detroit. Crisp continues to be considered day to day after leaving Friday's game with a groin injury.
Crisp has missed the last two games for the A's as he currently sits with a nine-game hitting streak active. The A's want to make sure he's healthy before getting him back in the lineup.
Coco Crisp missing time for Athletics
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp (groin) did not get the start Saturday against the Tigers, MLB.com reports. Crisp is day-to-day after being removed from Friday's game.
The team is unsure when the injury happened. He was 2 for 4 before leaving the game and is hitting .333 after 48 at-bats with four home runs, seven RBI and four stolen bases.
Coco Crisp leaves game with strained groin
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp was removed from Friday's game against the Tigers with a strained left groin, the team announced. He is considered day to day.
Crisp was 2 for 4 with two stolen bases and one RBI before exiting, raising his season average to .333.
Coco Crisp deserves more love
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/10/2013) Eight games into the season, Coco Crisp has four times as many home runs as stolen bases. Who'd have thunk it?
Not me, but that doesn't mean I'm going to dismiss the early-season power surge for the Athletics outfielder. No, he's not going to hit 80 home runs, like he's on pace to do, but he did hit 15-plus in both 2004 and 2005, and he likely would have hit 15-plus if not for injuries in 2010, when he finished with eight in 290 at-bats. Shoot, even last year, he hit 11 in 455 at-bats.
And that was good enough to make him more productive than both Adam Jones and Curtis Granderson on a per-game basis in Head-to-Head leagues. Granted, I have to say "on a per-game basis" because Crisp missed time with injury, as he usually does, but while he's healthy and performing well, does he really belong on the waiver wire?
Coco Crisp homers in four straight games
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp connected for his fourth home run Tuesday at L.A. Angels. Crisp hit a solo shot off C.J. Wilson leading off the second inning, which was the fourth straight game the veteran outfielder homered.
Crisp went 2 for 5 with one stolen base and two runs. Crisp, who has managed at least two hits in five straight games, extended his hitting streak to six contests. He's batting .429 (12 for 28) with four homers, five doubles and six RBI in that six-game stretch.
Don't go cuckoo for Coco Crisp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp is another player Fantasy owners shouldn't overvalue because of his hot start. Although Crisp has the potential to be a viable Fantasy starter, just make sure to temper expectations after a hot start.
Crisp, who is slugging .692 after six games, has just a .409 slugging percentage in his 12-year MLB career and slugged .421 in the minors. He won't be able to keep up his power surge, and Crisp has a history of streakiness at the plate, so don't hesitate to pull him out of Fantasy lineups when he cools off. But Crisp can be useful, especially because of his stolen-base potential.
Coco Crisp homers again vs. Astros
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, who is dealing with a stiff back, remained in the starting lineup and went deep again Saturday night against the Astros.
Crisp homered in back-to-back games for the first time since June of 2008. He took starter Bud Norris deep for a solo home run in the fourth inning and finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. He is 7 for 14 with three doubles, two home runs, five runs scored and three RBI in his last three games.
Coco Crisp dealing with back issue
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp dealt with back issues during Friday's game at Houston, reports the Oakland Tribune Saturday. Crisp said he expects to play Saturday against the Astros if the back doesn't tighten up on him.
Crisp led off and went 3 for 5 with two doubles and a solo home run, his first of the year, Friday. He drove in three runs in total with a walk and two runs scored.
Crisp started slowly going 1 for 12 in his first three games. He's 5 for 9 in two games since and is now batting .286.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) The Athletics' offense has been unable to get going through the first two games of the season, and it has started at the top with leadoff hitter Coco Crisp.
Crisp went 0 for 4 Tuesday against the Mariners, his second hitless game in a row. He is 0 for 7 through the first two games of the season, and the A's have scored just one run.
Crisp batted .259 last season, his lowest total since 2009.
Coco Crisp steals two bases in 0-for-4 performance
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp stole two bases despite going 0 for 4 Saturday against the Giants. They were the first two steals of the spring for Crisp, who has 88 steals over the past two seasons combined. His spring average dropped to .316, but he did add two runs out of the lead-off spot before being removed.
Crisp returns to lineup
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, who was forced out of Thursday's game against the Cubs with a minor neck injury, earned the start Saturday against the Rockies in Cactus League play. Crisp led off with a single to start the game and finished 2 for 3 with a run scored in a 6-3 victory. He is batting .444 (4 for 9) this spring.
Crisp leaves with neck issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp was forced out of Thursday's Cactus League game against the Cubs after dealing with a minor neck injury. Crisp grounded out in to leadoff the first inning and was replaced by Darwin Perez in the third inning. He is listed as day to day.
Crisp considered starting CF
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/27/2013) A's manager Bob Melvin said Sunday he considers Coco Crisp as the team's starting center fielder and added Chris Young, who was acquired from the Diamondbacks, will play all three outfield spots this season.