SEA@OAK: Crisp hits the wall to make outstanding grab

OAKLAND -- Coco Crisp remained out of the A's lineup for the fifth straight game with a neck strain Monday, and he is still considered day to day.

Oakland's center fielder took batting practice Monday in advance of his club's three-game series opener with the White Sox, but was not available off the bench.

The A's may play it safe with Crisp and hold him out of action through Thursday's off-day in advance of a nine-game road trip through Cleveland, Tampa and Toronto.

He's most bothered by the injury when turning his head hitting left-handed.

"It really is a day-to-day proposition," said manager Bob Melvin, "and this is one I don't have a lot of experience with, as far as that whiplash thing."

In Crisp's place, Craig Gentry has started each of the last five games in center field and entered the day 3-for-13 in his last four.

Worth noting

• Catcher Stephen Vogt has been activated from the disabled list and added to Triple-A Sacramento's roster after missing a month with an oblique strain.

Vogt is next in line on Oakland's depth chart at catcher, behind current platoon partners Derek Norris and John Jaso. Vogt hit .342 in Spring Training after batting .252 with four homers and 16 RBIs in 47 games for the A's last year.

Sonny Gray's April 28 three-hit shutout over the Rangers is now a two-hit shutout, with MLB reversing Robinson Chirinos' hit to a Jed Lowrie error.

That makes Gray one of five pitchers -- and one of just three visiting pitchers -- to allow two hits or fewer in a shutout at Globe Life Park.