Report: Coco Crisp to sign with Oakland A’s
Coco Crisp will sign with the Oakland Athletics, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, who reports the deal to be two years worth $13 million, with a club option in 2014 worth over $7 million.
Coco Crisp is signing with Oakland, for a $6m salary in 2012, a $7m salary in '13, a club option of $7.5m for '14, with a $1 m. buyout.—
Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 03, 2012
Crisp announced earlier Tuesday that he had decided on a team, though he did not announce with which team he had chosen. It was thought that he wanted to go to a contender, and Oakland doesn’t seem to fit that bill. Still, Crisp decided to remain in Oakland.
As the A’s centerfielder last year, Crisp led the AL in stolen bases with 49, batting .264/.314/.379. He had also considered the Cubs and Cardinals seriously, according to reports, and his agent says the he had spoken with at least 13 teams in total.