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After cortisone shot in wrist, Crisp gets day off

With Tuesday's off-day, A's hope rest will help heal center fielder's inflammation

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Left wrist inflammation kept Coco Crisp out of the opener of the A's three-game series in Minnesota on Monday.

Oakland's center fielder received a cortisone shot in the wrist on Sunday, and he could potentially be back in the lineup as soon as Wednesday, following Tuesday's rare off-day.

"It was just kind of nagging a little bit for him," said manager Bob Melvin. "So we felt like the timing of this, giving him a shot yesterday, today off and tomorrow off, we can see where we are Wednesday.

"He actually had a little bit of it last year, and just something we wanted to take care of."

The 34-year-old Crisp, who also relied on a cortisone shot to abate the issue last year, has reached base safely in each of his five games to start the season, his fifth with the A's.

Sam Fuld got the start in center in Crisp's absence on Monday. Fuld entered the day 4-for-13 with a pair of RBIs.

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

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