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Crisp back atop A's lineup from wrist soreness

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SEATTLE -- The A's got back their leadoff hitter Saturday, with Coco Crisp making a return to the lineup for the middle matchup of a three-game set at Safeco Field.

Crisp was held out of the club's three-game series in Minnesota this week, after receiving a cortisone shot in his sore left wrist, but he pinch-hit in the final at-bat of Friday's loss and is good to go.

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SEATTLE -- The A's got back their leadoff hitter Saturday, with Coco Crisp making a return to the lineup for the middle matchup of a three-game set at Safeco Field.

Crisp was held out of the club's three-game series in Minnesota this week, after receiving a cortisone shot in his sore left wrist, but he pinch-hit in the final at-bat of Friday's loss and is good to go.

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"We feel like he's ready to go, and he said yesterday, 'I'm ready,'" said manager Bob Melvin. "That's all I need to hear from him. He's pretty aware of his body and has played through some injuries. I really rely on the feedback from him."

For good reason. Crisp singled in his first at-bat and scored on Josh Donaldson's two-run homer. He scored again after walking in his second at-bat.

The outfielder has reached base safely in each of his first six starts, going 5-for-19 with seven walks in that span.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB.

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