Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp announced from his airplane seat on social media that he is "#minnesotabound". It appears he will rejoin the Oakland Athletics active roster on May 6 before the third game of the team's series against the Minnesota Twins.
I had a blast in Stockton wit all young prospects now it's time to get back wit the big boys...… https://t.co/CuBhQY35wo— Covelli Crisp (@Coco_Crisp) May 5, 2015
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.
Crisp had been on a rehabilitation assignment with the Class High-A Stockton Ports and appeared in two games, going 2-for-8 with a double, a walk, a no strikeouts. He played both games in left field, where he successfully completed four chances. Susan Slusser tweeted earlier that Crisp was "getting treatment in the Bay Area today." The official word from manager Bob Melvin is that the club will make a decision on Wednesday whether or not to activate him on Wednesday, Slusser also said in that tweet.
Crisp's arrival will require a 25-man move that will surely mean optioning one of the outfielders. Billy Burns has impressed in his return to the club, going 5-for-14 with a double in three games. The struggling Craig Gentry has options remaining and after today will be 57 days short of the five years service time that would allow him to refuse an assignment to the minor leagues.