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Coco Crisp aims for May 8 return to Oakland A's

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The Athletics outfielder will return well ahead of schedule.

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp announced in an instagram post that if all goes well on his rehabilitation assignment with the Stockton Ports, he will return to the major league club on May 8 when the A's visit the Seattle Mariners:

#stocktonports plan of attack: Fri. BP no game, Sat. BP no game, Sun. Game, Mon. Game, Tues. off, Wed. Game, Thurs. Game... If all goes well back with the #oaklandathletics #letsgetit #imready #cantwait

Manager Bob Melvin confirmed to beat reporters this afternoon that Crisp could rejoin the A's during the team's three-city road trip:

Crisp underwent surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow at the beginning of April, and estimates at the time were that he was to miss six to eight weeks recovering, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser, who broke the story of Crisp's surgery.

The Ports are beginning a homestand that runs through May 7 before playing the San Jose Giants in a three-game series from May 8-10.