MINNEAPOLIS -- A's outfielder Coco Crisp was sidelined by left-shoulder soreness on Saturday, leading to an unusual lineup look for the second of a three-game series in Minnesota.
With Crisp out of the mix and Yoenis Cespedes still relegated to designated hitter duties because of a sprained left thumb, manager Bob Melvin plugged Brandon Moss into right field, with Josh Reddick in center and Seth Smith in left. Reddick, normally the team's right fielder, made just his fifth start of the season in center.
Crisp is likely unavailable for the remainder of the series, though Melvin deemed pinch-running "a game-time decision."
"He felt it last night the first time up swinging," Melvin said. "He played through the game, but you could tell it wasn't feeling great over the course of the game, and then he came in the training room last night and it was pretty sore, and more so today.
"It's a day-to-day thing, but if we give him tomorrow off and get him through the off-day Monday, we'll probably have a better idea of where we're at. There's a chance he could come in tomorrow and feel great, but we're probably hedging on that one."
Moss has made 122 career appearances in right field, including 104 starts. He entered Saturday batting .333 with three home runs and six RBIs over his last seven games.