"He'll get going and then we'll move him back in the leadoff spot, because that's where we need him," said A's manager Bob Melvin. "On the other side of that, Billy [Burns] is doing a pretty good job getting on base right now, so we have somebody else in the interim that can handle it."
Crisp returned from the disabled list May 6 for his season debut but didn't collect his first hit -- an infield single -- until Wednesday, snapping a 0-for-26 streak. His first hit out of the infield was recorded in the ninth inning Friday, when he doubled to left-center and Stephen Vogt was tagged out in a rundown between third and home for the final out.
It's not the first time he's connected for solid contact, as Melvin noted.
"Really," he said, "the at-bats aren't as bad as the numbers look.
"He's not striking out every at-bat and getting horrible swings, he's just getting nothing to show for it. So his at-bats are getting better, he just needs a little more luck."
• Ben Zobrist will put his surgically repaired left knee through several running tests Sunday and, if all goes well, he could begin a rehab assignment early next week. The A's are targeting his return for the start of their next homestand, which begins May 25.
• Left-hander Eric O'Flaherty (shoulder) played catch Friday for the first time since being shut down and reported no issues.
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