Coco Crisp may be going back on the disabled list


Just two weeks after coming off the disabled list to make his season debut following elbow surgery A’s left fielder Coco Crisp may be headed back on the shelf.

This time it’s a neck injury suffered while diving for a ball in the outfield Tuesday. According to John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News “it seems likely he will miss” at least the remainder of this week and manager Bob Melvin “seemed unsure” when asked if a DL stint would be needed.

Crisp has been a mess at the plate since rejoining the A’s lineup, going 2-for-45 (.044), and the 35-year-old has had similar neck problems in the past. He’s under contract for $11 million this season and $11 million next season.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.