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MLB Injury News:
The Oakland Athletics lifted Coco Crisp from yesterday’s
game in the eighth inning for a pinch-hitter, as the center fielder was dealing
with a sore left wrist. Manager Bob Melvin told reporters – including Jane Lee
of MLB.com – that the injury has been hampering Crisp for some time, adding
that he could rest the veteran for today’s finale against the Blue Jays.
"It's been on and off for a bit," said Melvin, who
noted it mostly affects Crisp when he's batting right-handed.
It’s unclear when Crisp may have suffered his injury, but
considering his activity in the field and on the base paths, as well as day to
day wear and tear at the plate and in preparation for games, there are any
number of ways he could have sustained the ailment. What’s clear is that the
injury is severe enough to warrant removal from a close game, meaning it’s
something the A’s could allow Crisp time off for in order to get him closer to
Beyond Crisp, Lee noted that Oakland is also likely to rest
catcher Derek Norris for today’s finale. He’s been dealing with back spasms.
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