OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 3, with an inner ear infection and recalled outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento, the team announced today.
Crisp was batting .194 with one double, no home runs and five RBI in 18 games with Oakland. He had started five of the A’s last six games after starting just one of the previous eight contests. Crisp is tied for ninth in the American League with four stolen bases and has now been successful in each of his last 27 stolen base attempts dating back to last year. That is the longest streak of his career and is one short of the Oakland record of 28 set by Stan Javier in 1995.
Taylor was batting .347 with 13 doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI in 23 games with Sacramento. That includes a .353 batting average against right-handed pitching and .333 against left-handers. He was leading the River Cats in batting, doubles and stolen bases (6) at the time of his promotion and also ranked second in RBI, on-base percentage (.390) and slugging (.547). His 13 doubles ranked second in the Pacific Coast League. Taylor spent nearly the entire regular season with Sacramento last year before he was promoted to Oakland and made his Major League debut when rosters expanded in September. He batted .200 with a home run and RBI in 11 games.