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Crisp will likely miss the start of the Cactus League season due a to case of pinkeye, reports John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group.

Crisp suffered from pinkeye in September of 2012 and amazingly has contracted it again. The few days should not affect Coco being ready for the start of the regular season in any way. The A's were already planning on limiting Crisp's appearances in center field early in the spring in order to keep him fresh.

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Crisp was pulled from Tuesday's A.L. wild card game after tweaking his hamstring, according to the TBS broadcast.

He left in the middle of the 11th inning, and was replaced by Jonny Gomes. Consider Crisp day-to-day moving forward.

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Crisp was 2-for-2 with three walks on Thursday, reaching base all five times he was at the plate.

Amazingly, thanks to the A's revolting late season offense, Crisp did not score any runs despite being on base five times. He was caught stealing once and only has 19 stolen bases on the year. After a 2013 season season where Crisp hit 22 homers, his 9 in 2014 is a definite disappointment, but it is very likely that Crisp has not really been totally healthy since smashing into the wall making a catch in early May.

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Crisp is not in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

This looks like nothing more than a routine day off for Crisp, who hasn't fared particularly well against Phillies starter Jerome Williams (4-for-21). Crisp will yield center field and leadoff duties to Sam Fuld following 14 consecutive starts.

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Crisp was 0-for-4 on Friday night to drop his average on the season to .254.

As Coco goes, usually so does the A's, so it is no coincidence that they are both in the tank in the second half. Crisp is under .200 since the All-Star Break with only two homers and three steals in 151 at-bats. Crisp has had a neck issue that has bugged him most of the year, but he is clearly not helping the A's or fantasy owners down the stretch this season.

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Crisp went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases Saturday in the A's win over Houston.

After returning to the lineup Friday night, Crisp has already made an impact with a 3-for-9 stretch at the plate along with three steals in the last two games. The usual caveats apply, but he appears to be healthy again after a five-game absence.

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Crisp (neck) is back in the lineup Friday against the Astros.

The 34-year-old's most recent setback with his neck cost him five games, but he'll slot back in atop the order Friday against lefty Brett Oberholtzer. Crisp is 1-for-7 in his career against Oberholtzer and is batting just .245/.306/.418 from the right side this season.

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The Athletics hope to have Crisp back by Friday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Crisp injured his neck running into the wall last Friday, and has been out of the lineup since. He should return to the top of the order and everyday center field duties when he come back.

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Crisp received injections Tuesday to relieve pressure in his neck, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Crisp strained his neck after crashing into the outfield wall last Friday, the second time this season he has done so. The neck issues have been recurring for Crisp since he suffered his initial strain in May, but he's hoping the injections will allow him to return this weekend. Craig Gentry and Sam Fuld figure to share time in center in the interim.

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Crisp (neck) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

This is hardly a surprise, as manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that Crisp would require a few more days to heal up after suffering another neck strain Friday night. Perhaps the team will hold Crisp out through Thursday's off day, but a DL stint likely isn't on the table with active rosters now at 40 players.