Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp insisted on returning back to the starting lineup Tuesday night after missing three games due to a serious case of pink eye.  Call it a case of pink eyes since Crisp has it in both of them.

The A's outfielder hasn't fully recovered from the highly contagious conjunctivitis but was in the lineup for the series opener against the Detroit Tigers and — even though his teammates wanted their leadoff batter in the lineup — they quarantined Crisp to his own section of the dugout during the game.

Over one end of the A's dugout bench, someone made a handmade sign with boundries which read: "Coco's corner,  Beware of Pink Eye" which separated Crisp from the rest of the team.

When you're playing for a wild card spot, anything less than The Black Plague won't scare away your teammates.


The sign might have been put up half in jest and and half as precaution since the bacteria can be spread by light contact and can result in poor eyesight and painful irritation.

 Crisp gave it a go but, by the fourth inning, Crisp had to leave the game after experiencing complications from the existing eye issue — he couldn't see the ball.  He was replaced and the A's went on to be routed by the Tigers 12-2.



The A's speedster has been dealing with the issue for nearly a week and has even travelled separately from the team given the highly contagious nature of the infection.  He was seen wearing protective sunglasses in the dugout in the clubhouse Tuesday.

The infection has left Crisp's face looking so swollen, they might have to start calling him Coco Puff.




MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Wolves trade Corey Brewer to the Rockets

Yankees trade Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi in 5-player deal

Brandon Browner fined $8K for throwing Brandon Gibson to turf

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

Rex Ryan: My wife could coach Tom Brady

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jim Harbaugh won in laser tag by 'hunting' 10-year-old kid

Eddie Lacy is ‘very blind,’ refuses to wear goggles

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

NFL scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

It is not Chip Kelly's fault if Eagles miss playoffs

Video: LeBron takes pass to the face from Dion Waiters

New video of Ray Rice incident emerges

President Obama calls James Franco “James Flacco”

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys

NBA games of the weekend: Rondo's Dallas debut, Bulls-Grizz

Tuscaloosa students will have two days off if Bama plays in National Championship

Brady scares the **** out of his teammates celebrating

Longhorn Network’s yule log? Five hours of BEVO

Will a Chiefs WR finally catch a TD in Week 16?

Jon Lester and the Cubs

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

Things Johnny Manziel, Browns can do to avoid a bad repeat

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Game of the week: Colts vs. Cowboys

Phelps gets probation for DUI

NFL coaches on hot seat in Week 16

The Roy Williams-Terrell Owens horse collar turns 10

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.