Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:20:16 -0800
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp will be moved from center field to left field this year in an effort to keep him healthy as he ages. OFs Craig Gentry and Sam Fuld will form a platoon in center field. Crips played in just 126 games in 2014 due to a lingering neck issue that he suffered while crashing into the outfield wall, and he hasn't played in more than 136 games since 2007. Crisp has appeared in left field 232 times in his 13-year career, including 138 times in 2205. Manager Bob Melvin expects Crisp to remain exclusively in left field this spring.
Fantasy Tip: The fact that the 35-year-old Crisp has had trouble staying healthy and on the field late in his career should tell you everything. When healthy, he's not a bad source for runs and stolen bases, but how much can you count on him? Consider him a late-round choice in deeper mixed leagues to round out your outfield group.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:42:53 -0800
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (eyes) could miss the start of the Cactus League season because of pinkeye, after he was sent home from workouts Saturday, Feb. 28. Crisp previously battled pinkeye in September 2012, missing a total of nine games.
Fantasy Tip: Crisp is expected to be available in the middle rounds of mixed league drafts and should be good for approximately 10 homers, 50 RBIs, 20 steals and an average hovering around .260, provided that he stays healthy.
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:07:56 -0800
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) plans to take it a little more easy in 2015 in an effort to stay on the field more often. His aggressive style of play led to many collisions with the outfield wall and neck pain that subsequently led to a drop in productivity. "I'm going to try and rein in my aggressive game," Crisp said. He's confident the rehab work he did in the offseason has "my neck right and my shoulders back in playing condition." Crisp thinks swinging from the left side, which was a problem for him due to his neck, won't be a problem this year, even without surgery.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:16:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) left the AL Wild Card Game with a right hamstring injury Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:33:26 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp went 2-for-2 with three walks Thursday, Sept. 25. His .344 on-base percentage is currently the second best on the team among regular starters.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:03:56 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Sept. 20. OF Sam Fuld will hit leadoff and play center field.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:36:25 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is back in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 5, against the Houston Astros. Crisp has not played since he left the game early Friday, Aug. 29.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:07:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) could return to the team Friday, Sept. 5, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:09:25 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Brandon Moss and OF Coco Crisp (neck) are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:20:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) will have more trigger-point injections for his neck stiffness after hitting the outfield wall Friday, Aug. 29. Crisp took batting practice right-handed Monday, Sept. 1.