"He's recovered nicely," Paparesta said Saturday morning. "We'll just wait and see how things go. We want the stitches to heal, then we'll figure out what's next."
The surgery, performed by team orthopedist Dr. Jon Dickinson, involved the removal of two loose bone chips and a cleanup of the elbow joint.
Crisp is believed to have been playing with these for years, and it wasn't until he took his first swing of the Cactus League season that he experienced triceps discomfort that potentially aggravated the elbow. He only accrued 15 exhibition at-bats.
During Crisp's absence, the A's will rely on an abundance of depth in the outfield. Craig Gentry, Sam Fuld, Ben Zobrist, Mark Canha and Billy Burns could all see time in left field.
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.