Oakland Athletics left fielder Coco Crisp exited Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros with tightness in his neck, the Athletics informed beat reporters according to MLB.com's Jane Lee. Following the game, manager Bob Melvin told beat reporters that Coco Crisp's neck injury is similar to last year, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser.
Slusser tweeted after the preliminary announcement, "Crisp did go down pretty hard while chasing Rasmus' double in the second inning." In the bottom of the fourth inning, Sam Fuld moved from center field to left field and Billy Burns entered the game in center field.
Crisp, of course, missed quite a bit of time with a chronic neck issue in 2014, though never enough for a trip to the disabled list. Of greatest concern is that the only position player on the 40-man roster that is not injured and is not already on the active roster is Double-A third baseman Renato Nunez. Nate Freiman went on the minor league disabled list with a right groin strain, according to Athletics Farm's Bill Moriarity.