Out since late May with a neck injury, veteran outfielder Coco Crisp is off the disabled list and back on the A’s active roster.
Crisp’s neck problems are chronic and he was terrible before being shut down, going 2-for-45 (.044) in 13 games. Toss in the fact that he’s 35 years old and expectations for his performance down the stretch should be minimal.
He’s being paid $11 million this season and is owed another $11 million in 2016.
Coco Crisp can’t catch a break. The Athletics’ outfielder is currently on the disabled list dealing with a neck issue, but Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that he’s currently at home dealing with kidney stones.
Crisp, 35, made his season debut on May 6 but didn’t register his first hit until May 13. He went back on the disabled list on May 20. He compiled a .044/.173/.067 triple-slash line with only two hits — a single and a double — in 52 plate appearances.
The Athletics don’t expect to get Crisp back until after the All-Star break.
Coco Crisp is expected to avoid surgery for the neck injury that sent him to the disabled list, which is good news considering going under the knife might be career-ending for the 35-year-old A’s outfielder.
However, according to John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News he’s likely to be out “until after the All-Star break” and once he does return staying in the lineup will require “workarounds” to avoid career-threatening surgery.
Crisp is making $11 million this season and is owed $11 million next year. He went 2-for-45 (.044) before the injury and batted just .246 with a .699 OPS in 126 games last season. Rookie speedster Billy Burns has replaced Crisp in Oakland’s lineup, starting in center field while Sam Fuld shifts to left field.