SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -– Not often do you hear of a pitcher mad at himself for throwing too many strikes.
MESA, Ariz. – The A’s bullpen, which appeared to have a plethora of shutdown arms as spring training approached, now is looking down the totem pole for options.
MESA, Ariz. – Left fielder Coco Crisp received a cortisone shot for an ailing right elbow and will be sidelined for at least a couple of days, A’s manager Bob Melvin said.
MESA, Ariz. -- Coco Crisp was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup with soreness in his throwing elbow. Billy Burns replaced him in left field and in the leadoff spot against the Cubs.
MESA, Ariz. – Coco Crisp may not be fired up about switching to left field, but you wouldn’t know it by the way he’s approaching his new position.