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06/01/09 6:36 PM ET

Crisp placed on bereavement list

Royals outfielder to miss three games vs. Tampa Bay

KANSAS CITY -- Center fielder Coco Crisp was placed on the bereavement list Monday by the Royals and he will miss the team's three-game series at Tampa Bay.

Crisp was placed on the list because of the death of his great-grandmother. The Royals will announce a roster replacement for him before Tuesday night's game.

He has missed the last four games because of a sore shoulder.

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