Placed on the disabled list on April 3, Crisp injured his finger one day prior during Oakland's exhibition game against the Giants, when he was tagged by Juan Uribe while sliding into second base. Shortly after the injury, Crisp was told he would miss three to eight weeks, but that didn't stop him from lifting weights and playing catch in the meantime.
"Other than swinging the bat, the rest of his game is still being worked on," Geren said. "It's just a matter of him feeling comfortable and swinging the bat again."
Crisp, who signed a one-year contract with Oakland on Dec. 23, has yet to make his regular-season debut in green and gold. Upon his return in center field, Rajai Davis is expected to slide into left.