{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

On great leaping grab, Crisp sustains strained neck

A's center fielder crashes into wall on catch to end top of fourth inning

|
On great leaping grab, Crisp sustains strained neck play video for On great leaping grab, Crisp sustains strained neck

OAKLAND -- A's outfielder Coco Crisp exited the club's twin-bill opener on Wednesday against the Mariners in the top of the fourth inning with a strained neck after crashing into the wall while making a tremendous inning-ending grab of Kyle Seager's flyout.

Oakland manager Bob Melvin expects Crisp to be out "a couple of days."

Crisp immediately fell to the ground following the catch and remained there for nearly five minutes, before standing and walking slowly off the field with head trainer Nick Paparesta.

Crisp headed straight for the clubhouse and was replaced in the bottom of the inning by Craig Gentry.

The A's lost the opener, 6-4, but bounced back in the nightcap with a 2-0 win.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español