Crisp activated, leading off in CF for A’s

It’s an early morning back at the Coliseum following Tuesday’s 6-5 loss in 10 innings to the Texas Rangers. The clubhouse hasn’t opened yet, but there’s a bit of news with the lineup posted outside. As expected, Coco Crisp has been activated and will play this afternoon.

This was the first day he was eligible to come off the disabled list from his hamstring injury and the indications over the past couple of days made it seem like he would be back. The A’s went 5-9 during Crisp’s stint on the DL and overall are 6-11 when he’s out of the lineup. That makes them 14-10 when he plays.

Here’s the full A’s lineup for today’s series finale with the Rangers: CF Coco Crisp, C John Jaso, SS Jed Lowrie, DH Yoenis Cespedes, RF Brandon Moss, 3B Josh Donaldson, LF Seth Smith, 1B Daric Barton, 2B Eric Sogard, P Dan Straily.

Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.