A's Reinstate OF Crisp from the DL; Recall RHP Leon from Nashville

RHP Otero and OF Smolinski Optioned to Nashville

The Oakland A's reinstated outfielder Coco Crisp from the 60-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville, the club announced today. The A's also optioned right-handed pitcher Dan Otero and outfielder Jake Smolinski to Nashville.

Crisp began the season on the 15-day disabled list following right elbow surgery and was reinstated May 6. He went 2-for-45 (.044) in 13 games with the A's before returning to the DL May 23 retroactive to May 22 with a cervical strain. Crisp began a rehab assignment with Single-A Stockton a week ago today and hit .211 with two home runs and three RBI in five games. Both of the home runs and all three of his RBI came on July 28 against Modesto when he went 3-for-4.

Leon joins the A's for the fifth time this year and has no decisions and a 3.72 ERA in seven relief appearances over his first four stints. He pitched once during his most recent stay with Oakland, which lasted one day on July 23. Leon pitched 3.1 innings that day against Toronto, allowing a run on three hits. He is 1-4 with a 3.12 ERA in 17 games, six starts, with Nashville. He pitched twice for the Sounds following his July 24 option and did not allow a run in 4.2 innings.

Otero was recalled from Nashville July 12 for his second stint with the A's this year and compiled a 4.32 ERA and .324 opponents batting average in six relief appearances. He is 2-4 with a 5.79 ERA and .318 opponents average in 29 games overall with Oakland.

Smolinski was recalled from Nashville July 7 and hit .320 with two home runs and seven RBI in 11 games with Oakland. He went 1-for-9 (.111) over his final five games and is batting .188 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 46 games overall with the A's and Rangers.

The complete 2015 statistics for Crisp and Leon follow:

CRISP

AVG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

SLG

OBP

Stockton (A)

.222

7

27

6

6

1

0

2

4

4

3

0

0

.481

.323

OAKLAND

.044

13

45

4

2

1

0

0

0

7

10

1

0

.067

.173

LEON

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Nashville (AAA)

1

4

3.12

17

6

0

0

1

52.0

46

18

18

14

51

OAKLAND

0

0

3.72

7

0

0

0

0

9.2

12

4

4

1

10