Coco Crisp got a cortisone injection in his injured elbow

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Oakland shifting Coco Crisp from center field to left field was supposed to help keep him healthier at age 35, but he’s already injured.

Crisp was scratched from Tuesday’s game with right elbow soreness and received a cortisone injection, which always sidelines a player for at least a few days.

Crisp has logged just 15 at-bats this spring and Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com notes that there’s a chance he won’t be ready for Opening Day. Right fielder Josh Reddick is likely to begin the season on the disabled list with an oblique injury, so the A’s outfield could be patchwork early on.