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AL West Watch: A's Crisp Will Have Surgery

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    OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning of an interleague game at O.co Coliseum on September 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

    There isn't much more of a Texas Rangers villain out there than Oakland outfielder Coco Crisp. He's always just pestering them and having big games, and he just has that villain look about him.

    When the Rangers open the 2015 season on Monday in Oakland, they won't have to deal with Crisp, who needs elbow surgery to remove a bone chip and bone spurs in his right elbow. 

    The usual recovery time for the surgery is 6-8 weeks, but Crisp said he hopes he to be back sooner.

    Crisp, 35, has been a solid player for the A's as their starting center fielder the past five seasons, but this year he's set to make the move to left field to help preserve his aging body a bit better.

    Last year, Crisp hit .246 with a .336 on-base percentage, and against the Rangers he hit .262 with a .361 on-base clip.