Sore elbow shortens Crisp's activity Sunday

OF to be evaluated prior to Tuesday's action

Sore elbow shortens Crisp's activity Sunday

MESA, Ariz. -- A's outfielder Coco Crisp was lifted after just two innings Sunday because of right elbow soreness.

"He was playing catch in the outfield and felt his elbow just a bit, so I didn't want to mess around with it," said A's manager Bob Melvin after his club's 10-4 loss to the White Sox. "He was only going to get two at-bats, anyway, after playing yesterday.

"It's a first, but with him there's no reason to push it."

Crisp, who grounded out in his only at-bat, wasn't originally scheduled to play Monday, so he'll be evaluated ahead of Tuesday's game against the D-backs.

Hassan's RBI single

Alex Hassan replaced Crisp in left field in the third inning and went 1-for-4 with an RBI single off White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija in the third inning.

Jane Lee is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.