Posted January 03, 2012

Report: Coco Crisp Decides On Team

MLB

Free-agent outfielder Coco Crisp has decided on which team he will sign with but will not announce it yet, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

“[Crisp] has made up his mind,” said Steve Comte, Crisp’s agent. “Basically, we just have to let that team know.”

According to Slusser, the Cubs and Dodgers have been linked to Crisp, with Chicago possibly the leader, but that Comte estimates he has spoken to 13 or 14 teams about the outfielder.

Crisp, 32, has spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Athletics, hitting .269 with 16 home runs and 81 stolen bases in 211 games. According to Slusser, Crisp has said he would like to play for a contender, and the A’s have traded star pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill this offseason and look to be rebuilding.

“They’re intriguing,” Comte said. “It will be interesting how it plays out. They’ve moved a tremendous amount of personnel, but there is a plan there.”