The Oakland A’s employ versatile lineups, using a number of players in a number of different spots in the field and in the lineup. For the next couple days, they will have to do so without the services of veteran outfielder Coco Crisp.
Crisp, who has been dealing with a wrist injury since this weekend, will be out until at least Friday according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.
Melvin not expecting Crisp (wrist) back in the lineup until Friday at the earliest.
— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) April 9, 2014
The 34-year-old outfielder was off to an OK start through five games, batting .267 with one home run, a winning shot against the Seattle Mariners. He is coming off a season in which he showed surprising power, delivering career high marks in home runs (22) and slugging percentage (.444). That’s not his game, of course, as the A’s are counting on him to get on base and make things happen with his legs, so it will be interesting to see where his numbers land in those categories in 2014.
The A’s will be in Seattle taking on the Mariners for this weekend’s series.