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Coco Crisp to have elbow surgery; out up to 2 months

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Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The spring training injuries had to happen sometime.

Susan Slusser and the SF Chronicle are reporting that Coco Crisp will be going in for surgery to remove a bone spur and chips in his right elbow. This had been a problem since the beginning of Spring, but Crisp expected to play through the pain.

Something like this seemed inevitable when after going 0-3 in a minor league game, Coco remarked that he "didn't know" if he'd be ready for the season.

If there's any good news here, it's that Coco won't be dealing with that nagging elbow pain for the rest of the season. Nagging pains of that sort are what derailed his 2014 and if all goes well, he'll be back to 100% mid-season.

Josh Reddick is expected back on April 11. He had been campaigning to return on opening day but the team is electing to not take any chances with the Gold Glove right fielder, coming off a mild oblique injury. For the first five games, you should be looking at Eric Sogard moving into second base with Billy Burns and Ben Zobrist in the outfield against right-handed pitching. Against the one lefty they should face in that period, Some combination of Zobrist, Tyler Ladendorf, and Billy Burns should be out there.

After Reddick is back, one of the Burns or Ladendorf should be sent down to AAA. Of course, this is all barring a trade or waiver move or what have you.