Crisp won't return during series in Texas

Crisp won't return during series in Texas

Crisp won't return during series in Texas
ARLINGTON -- Coco Crisp will be out for the rest of the series against the Rangers after sustaining a right ankle injury in the first inning of Friday's game.

"You could see early yesterday that his ankle and foot were bothering him," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "I guess it swelled up again during the flight, and as he ran down the first-base line last night, it became an issue. He wanted to continue to play, but I had to get him out. He's not available today, and we've got to find what the problem is because it's really bothering him."

Melvin said Crisp would not be available for Sunday's game either and that his inflamed ankle would be checked by doctors later on Saturday.

Crisp returned to the lineup Wednesday after missing three games with a right shin contusion. It is unclear whether this injury is related to that one, but it involves the same leg.

"We thought we were headed in the right direction with it," Melvin said. "From the last game, off-day, flight, whatever, it is significantly swollen up again."