A's place Crosby on DL with broken left ankle

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics shortstop Bobby Crosby
went on the disabled list for the second time this season
Wednesday, this time with a broken left ankle.

The move is retroactive to Aug. 28. The A's recalled infielder
Keith Ginter from Triple-A Sacramento to take his roster spot.
A's trainer Larry Davis predicted that Crosby will be able to
play again this season.
"He will be back. I would like to see him back out there in
under three weeks," Davis said. "We'll try to figure out
everything we can do to speed this up. Fortunately, it's a
non-displaced fracture and it's fairly stable right now, so he'll
be able to take some light batting practice, doing his throwing,
some aerobic stuff on a bike and possible work out in a swimming
pool. So when he's pain-free and the doctors clear him, he should
be ready to play."
Crosby was surprised to learn there was a fracture.
"It didn't hurt today as bad as it has the last couple of
days," he said after Oakland's 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels
on Wednesday night. "I thought I was getting ready to come here
and play, so it was pretty surprising and pretty disappointing.
"I took swings yesterday and fielded some ground balls. It was
a little painful at times, but knowing that I can still kind of
continue to do that a little bit as long as I'm somewhat pain-free
is going to get me ready to come back quicker."
Crosby, the 2004 AL Rookie of the Year, missed nearly two months
with two fractured ribs early in the season. He was injured again
Saturday at Baltimore in a collision with Orioles catcher Sal
Crosby is batting .286 with nine home runs and 38 RBI in 77
games. He was sidelined April 5 to May 30 with the rib injury that
happened on opening day in Baltimore.
This is Ginter's third stint with the A's this year after being
on the opening day roster.