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Family matter keeps Crisp out of starting lineup

Family matter keeps Crisp out of starting lineup

Family matter keeps Crisp out of starting lineup

OAKLAND -- A's outfielder Coco Crisp was out of the starting lineup against the Reds on Wednesday to attend to a family matter.

"He's got a family issue he's dealing with right now," manager Bob Melvin said, "but he will be here during the game at some point."

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Melvin expected Crisp to be available off the bench and noted that his pregame absence was not the result of an emergency but rather a "planned" event.

"Everything's fine," Melvin said.

In Crisp's place, Chris Young got the start in center field.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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