Crisp lifted for pinch-hitter, may rest in finale

Crisp lifted for pinch-hitter, may rest in finale

Crisp lifted for pinch-hitter, may rest in finale

TORONTO -- A's outfielder Coco Crisp was lifted for pinch-hitter Chris Young in the top of the eighth inning in the A's 6-4 loss in Toronto on Sunday because of a sore left wrist.

It's an injury that didn't exactly occur during the game, but rather one that's been bothering the veteran for a while, manager Bob Melvin said.

"It's been on and off for a bit," said Melvin, who noted it mostly affects Crisp when he's batting right-handed.

Melvin is likely to rest Crisp for Monday's series finale along with catcher Derek Norris, who is dealing with back spasms.

"There are a number of issues we're battling at this point," he said. "We'll just fight through it tomorrow."

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