CoCo Crisp

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OAKLAND – As Coco Crisp continues battling his way through a prolonged batting slump, A’s manager Bob Melvin has dropped the veteran switch-hitter out of the leadoff spot for the short term.

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Programming note: White Sox-A’s coverage starts today at 6:30 p.m.

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OAKLAND -– The diagnosis of the A’s problems seems simple enough: A bullpen that can’t get the big outs, accompanied by a defense that isn’t making the crucial plays.

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