Crisp to miss several days with neck strain

Crisp to miss several days with neck strain

ANAHEIM -- A's outfielder Coco Crisp was missing from Sunday's lineup for a second consecutive game because of a neck strain and will remain out "a few days," according to manager Bob Melvin.

Like he did at the beginning of the month, Crisp could potentially receive several trigger point injections to help treat the neck issue once the club returns home. No matter the length of his recovery, he won't need to go on the disabled list with 25-man rosters expanding Monday.

Crisp aggravated his neck while making a stellar effort to rob the Angels' Chris Iannetta of a homer in Friday's game.

Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry will continue to alternate in center field in his stead.

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