Coco Crisp got “disheartening news” about his neck injury

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Coco Crisp left Tuesday’s game with tightness in his neck and was scheduled to go for an MRI today. No word yet on the official diagnosis, but this isn’t very promising:

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Tuesday’s game that the injury is similar to Crisp’s neck strain from last year. The 35-year-old didn’t miss a lot of time with the injury, but he played through discomfort for most of the second half and finished with a disappointing .246/.336/.363 batting line.

Crisp missed all of April while rehabbing from arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow and has really struggled since his return, hitting .044 (2-for-45) over 13 games.

Batting champion Luis Arraez beats Marlins in salary arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — AL batting champion Luis Arraez won his salary arbitration case and will get a $6.1 million salary from the Miami Marlins, who acquired the infielder from the Minnesota Twins last month.

Miami argued for a $5 million salary during a hearing before John Stout, Mark Burstein and Scott Buchheit. Arraez received a raise from $2.2 million.

Arraez hit .316 with eight homers, 49 RBIs and a .795 OPS last year for Minnesota, starting 61 games at first base, 34 at designated hitter and 31 at second. The 25-year-old was traded on Jan. 20 for starting pitcher Pablo Lopez and a pair of prospects: infielder Jose Salas and outfielder Byron Chourio.

Arraez is eligible for free agency after the 2026 season.

Seattle defeated Diego Castillo in the first salary arbitration decision this year, and the relief pitcher will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000.

A decision is being held for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe.