Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp missed more than a week down the stretch in 2012 due to pinkeye and John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News reports that he’s dealing with it again.
Pinkeye, which is also called conjunctivitis, involves redness and swelling between the eyelid and eye surface. It’s contagious, so the Athletics don’t want to take any chances. He’s likely to miss a few days.
“We’re hoping we’ve caught it early,’’ manager Bob Melvin said. “He came in with it yesterday and we’ve got him at home now hoping this resolves itself quickly.’’
Crisp, 35, batted .246/.336/.363 with nine home runs, 46 RBI, and 19 stolen bases across 126 games last season. He’s expected to serve as Oakland’s regular center fielder again in 2015.
Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow, on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from elbow and forearm issues, suffered a setback and has been shut down for the remainder of the 2019 season, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports.
Morrow, 35, hasn’t pitched since July 15, 2018. The right-hander inked a two-year, $21 million contract with the Cubs in December 2017 but has been unable to stay healthy. When he did pitch last year, he was excellent, limiting the opposition to five runs on 24 hits and nine walks with 31 strikeouts and 22 saves in 30 2/3 innings.
Morrow is likely done as a Cub. He has a vesting option for 2020 worth $12 million. The details aren’t publicly available but it presumably won’t vest. The Cubs can instead buy him out for $3 million, making him a free agent.