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Coco Crisp likely headed to the disabled list, but will avoid surgery

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Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp is dealing with a neck injury again, the same one that nagged him last year, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Crisp is likely headed to the disabled list, but will not undergo surgery as it would end his playing career.

Crisp had a late start to the 2015 season as he had surgery on his right elbow in early April. He made his season debut on May 6 and played in 13 games, but he did not have good results. The 35-year-old batted .044/.173/.067 and did not register his first hit until May 13 in his 30th plate appearance.

The Athletics, 14-29, have plenty of outfield depth and will get through the loss of Crisp by relying on Sam Fuld, Craig Gentry, and Mark Canha.