Oakland Athletics star Coco Crisp has been placed on the disabled list after suffering from neck issues.

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Crisp Placed on 15-Day DL

Saturday, May 23

The A’s officially placed Crisp on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Kendall Graveman from Nashville, the team announced. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle noted Crisp won’t have surgery.

Surgery could resolve the neck injury, which is a mechanical neck pain issue, but it would involve fusing vertebrae, and that would end Crisp’s career; neck fusion causes a loss in neck mobility, and if you can’t turn your head, you can’t play baseball,” wrote Slusser.

“No surgery unless Crisp opts to retire,” Slusser added. But here’s the good thing: Trigger point treatment worked well for Crisp last year, so is expected to again. And the hope is that he can back to pain free, as he was until slamming down hard in left on a catch attempt at Houston on Tuesday.” 

The 35-year-old has played 13 games this year and is batting .044 with a stolen base to his name. 

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