A's get good news on Crisp's MRI

A's get good news on Crisp's MRI
May 9, 2014, 11:45 pm
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Coco Crisp is batting .260 with three home runs and seven steals in 28 games this year. (USATSI)

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OAKLAND -- A’s center fielder Coco Crisp had an MRI that showed nothing seriously wrong with his strained neck, manager Bob Melvin said after Friday night’s 8-0 victory over Washington.

The switch-hitting leadoff man remains “literally day to day” in Melvin’s words, though it’s doubtful he’d return to the lineup Saturday. Crisp, 34, hurt himself when he banged the back of his head into the outfield wall while making a highlight catch on Wednesday against Seattle.

“The MRI showed nothing that a guy -- for his age who plays as hard as he does -- nothing out of the ordinary. He’s literally day to day at this point," Melvin said.

Craig Gentry played center field and batted ninth Friday night. John Jaso, the designated hitter, filled in for Crisp at leadoff and homered in the third inning.