Video: Coco Crisp Takes First Step Back

STOCKTON - Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp took his first step back towards returning to the A's active roster on Friday. Crisp took batting practice with the Stockton Ports. See video of his BP session inside...

With the Oakland A's sitting 6.5 games out of first place and in need of a spark, the A's are eagerly awaiting the return of their lead-off hitter Coco Crisp. Crisp has been out all season after having surgery on his right elbow at the end of spring training.

Crisp, a switch-hitter, took batting practice right-handed on Friday. He said afterwards that the plan was for him to swing left-handed during BP on Saturday. He will start playing in games on Sunday. Crisp is expected to play four games with the Ports before returning to the A's, but he said after his BP session that if he feels good before those four games are up, he will let the A's know, implying he could return to Oakland sooner than that.

Below is video from some of Crisp's BP session.

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