Coco Crisp likely to open season on 15-day disabled list

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A’s left fielder Coco Crisp has been bothered by discomfort in the middle of his right arm for much of spring training, limiting him to seven Cactus League games. And the injury isn’t getting any better.

Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com reports that Crisp felt renewed soreness in his elbow while taking swings in a minor league game Tuesday in A’s camp. Opening Day for the A’s is Monday, so the 35-year-old figures to open the regular season on the 15-day disabled list. That DL stint can be backdated to where Crisp is eligible for activation on April 11.

Oakland will also be without projected starting right fielder Josh Reddick in Monday’s opener. Reddick strained his right oblique in early March.