Well, that did not last too long. Just days after being activated from the DL, OF Coco Crisp expects to be shelved once again. After missing the first 42 games of the season, Crisp was activated last Saturday, but due to a pulled rib muscle, Crisp will most likely head back to the DL. This news is extremely discouraging for the A’s, since they spent $5 million on Crisp. Crisp was envisioned to be a catalyst on offense this season, but has not been able to make it to the field. You can see the full report on Crisp’s injury here.
Despite losing Crisp, the A’s are happy to hear that Brett Anderson could be on his way back to the majors. Anderson tossed three innings in a rehab assignment, and could rejoin the team any day now. Anderson is expected to be back during the series with the Orioles.
In other news:
Eric Chavez recently said via text message that he has no intentions of retirement. If he can recover from his latest injury, he fully intends to play again in 2010.
Justin Duchscherer is exercising all his options at this point in order to stay away from yet another surgery. Duchscherer is trying to avoid surgery and rejoin the team sometime during the season.
Jack Cust was feeling ill yesterday, and as a result, he struck out two times last night. Why are the A’s constantly being hit with the injury bug?
Brad Ziegler ran into Brad Pitt this week. Pitt will be playing A’s GM, Billy Beane, in the upcoming movie adaptation of Michael Lewis’ Moneyball.