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Crisp returns to action from neck injury

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OAKLAND -- After missing seven consecutive games with ongoing neck soreness, Coco Crisp returned to action as a pinch-hitter in Monday's 3-2 win over the Rays.

Crisp pinch-hit for Stephen Vogt in the seventh and drew a walk in his first plate appearance since July 26, and he struck out in his only other at-bat in the ninth.

There was a possibility he wasn't going to be available at all for the A's, depending on the results of his pregame batting practice. Now he's in line to make his first start in more than a week on Tuesday.

Before Monday, the A's were 3-4 with a .224 average in their last week of games without Crisp, whose .372 on-base percentage had been sorely missed. 

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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