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Monday, April 10, 2006

Sports: Cookoo for Coco

Things aren't looking good for Coco Crisp and the Redsox. There are reports that his sore finger is actually a broken knuckle that could keep him out for 6-8 weeks.

Before yesterday's game, Crisp said he didn't want X-rays when asked about the sore and swollen finger he suffered on an unsuccessful attempted steal of third base in Saturday night's 2-1 win. Crisp, who left Camden Yards without a cast or wrapping on his hand last night, also said he could have played yesterday.

While a Red Sox doctor was on the trip, the team didn't offer information on whether Crisp was X-rayed during yesterday's game. A team spokesman said last night Crisp would be evaluated by the medical staff today, and the spokesman would not confirm or deny a Channel 7 report that Crisp had a broken knuckle and might be lost for up to a month.

If the the finger is fractured, it might mean an extended stay for Stern, who had been earmarked for Pawtucket as soon as his 17-day obligation to meet Rule 5 requirements is met later this month. But Stern's first 2006 start was quite productive as he went 2 for 5 with a pair of RBIs.

Hopefully this report is false as I want Crisp to be playing every day. But I am confident in Adam Stern's ability to fill in. He was fantastic in the World Baseball Classic and yesterday he went 2-5 with a timely RBI.

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