Coco headed back to DL with cervical strain

Right-handed pitcher Graveman recalled from Triple-A Nashville

Coco headed back to DL with cervical strain

The A's placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, retroactive to May 20, with a cervical strain and recalled right-hander Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.

In 13 games with the A's this season, Crisp batted .044 (2-for-45). He began the season on the DL after undergoing surgery on his right elbow and was reinstated on May 6.

"I know that he's been through this before, and he knows how to deal with it," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. "I trust him as far as how he feels."

This is Graveman's second stint with the club this season. The right-hander made the A's Opening Day roster, but in four starts he went 1-2 with a 8.27 ERA.

The 24-year-old, who will start Saturday vs. Tampa Bay, went 2-1 with a 1.85 ERA in four starts with the Sounds.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.