Latest Update Crisp is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Sunday Sun Jul, 13, 12:32 PM
Is an elite defensive outfielder with both range and efficiency in his routes. Always hustles and throws accurately, too. A good overall athlete, he switch-hits with gap power and has above-average speed on the bases.
Flaws: : Is a bit injury-prone, which is partially why he's somewhat streaky at the plate. He could stand to be a bit more consistent at the dish, especially his ability to hit home runs (which tends to come and go).
Crisp is sitting out for the third-straight game due to an ankle issue he has been dealing with lately. Craig Gentry will handle center field on Sunday and will bat ninth. Crisp should be back in the lineup after the All Star break.Analyst: Howard Bender
Crisp has been dealing with neck and ankle pain, so Bob Melvin is going to play it safe and give the catalyst of his team, who has the best record in the MLB, the extra days off going into the four-day All-Star Break with the hopes that is what Crisp will need to put all these minor injuries behind him going into the so-called second half of the season.Analyst: Michael Pichan
What else is new? Crisp has been dealing with neck pain all season and it appears that the ailment,along with an ankle injury, is responsible for keeping him out of the lineup for consecutive games. The A's would like him back in the lineup soon, as he has hit .291 with seven home runs and 16 steals, but the 34 year old's injuries may keep him sidelined for a few more days.Analyst: Ben Diamond
The ankle issue seems minor though not totally irrelevant even though Melvin was going to sit Crisp anyway. Consider him day-to-day and monitor his progress over the next few days.Analyst: Howard Bender