Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/30/14
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 fully healthy. 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. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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