ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have ruled out immediate neck surgery for outfielder Coco Crisp.
The A's said Friday they expect to make a decision this weekend on Crisp's playing status. He had a similar injury last season, and hasn't played since leaving a game Tuesday in Houston with a stiff neck.
The 35-year-old Crisp had an MRI taken on the neck Wednesday, but manager Bob Melvin said it did not reveal anything the A's didn't know last season. Crisp, who had surgery on his elbow in early April, is batting .044 in 13 games this season.
Oakland placed relief pitcher Edward Mujica on the 15-day disabled list Friday and called up shortstop Andy Parrino from Triple-A Nashville. Mujica fractured and cut his right thumb Thursday night while fielding a ground ball hit by the Rays' Bobby Wilson.