No change in injury status for Crisp

No change in injury status for Crisp

KANSAS CITY -- Center fielder Coco Crisp, who went on the disabled list on Sunday because of a right rotator cuff strain, is still on hold.

"He's still keeping his lower half in shape. He's out here shagging [flies] during batting practice. He can't swing and he can't throw right now, so he's in a shutdown mode," manager Trey Hillman said.

"There is a possibility of having another evaluation at some point in time. I don't know exactly when that might be scheduled because we haven't had enough down time to even go there yet."

With Crisp out, left fielder David DeJesus has moved into the leadoff spot with Mitch Maier or Willie Bloomquist playing center field.

Hillman said that pitcher Sidney Ponson, rehabbing from a right elbow strain with Triple-A Omaha, will be stretched out to go five to six innings before he returns. Ponson, who pitched two scoreless innings at New Orleans on Wednesday, is scheduled to throw three or four innings in his next outing.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.