The A’s have activated 30-year old switch hitting CF Coco Crisp from the 15-day disabled list. He led off and played CF for the A’s last night and he was 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs. Crisp played in only 2 games on a A-ball rehab assignment as he was 5 for 6 (.833 avg, 1.667 OPS) there with 2 runs scored, a triple, homer and 3 RBIs. The A’s needed Crisp back as he provides some thump and speed at the top of the lineup. The A’s have sent 28-year old switch hitting catcher Landon Powell to AAA to make room on the roster for Crisp. Powell has played in 13 games for the A’s this year and he was 9 of 39 (.231 avg, .644 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 3 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He will get called back to the A’s at some point this season.
UPDATE: (5/27/2010) – The A’s have placed Coco Crisp back on the D.L. with a strained right intercostal muscle. He played in 2 games for the A’s in which he was 2 for 6 (.333 avg, .750 OPS) with a double and 3 RBIs. The A’s have called up Landon Powell to replace him.