Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp, who has been limited to just 13 games with the A's in 2015 due to elbow surgery and a cervical strain in his neck, will begin a rehab stint with the Single-A Stockton Ports on Monday.
CSN Bay Area's Joe Stiglich added that manager Bob Melvin informed the media that Crisp will play four games with the Ports before the club 'extends the schedule from there' depending on his results.
2015 has been a tough season for the veteran, as Crisp experienced pain during spring training that delayed his season debut until a few weeks into the campaign. Once he did start playing, his neck began hurting and he was promptly put back on the DL with a cervical strain, though he avoided surgery hoping to use rest as a method by which to overcome the latest setback.
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He also recently began taking batting practice with the A's on the field, which was seen as a big step in his recovery, so the A's have to be relieved to see him making progress toward getting back on the field in some capacity.