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The Oakland Athletics, after spending the past several weeks trading their top players, finally are keeping one.
The team has reached agreement with free-agent center fielder Coco Crisp, according to major-league sources.
The deal, which is pending a physical, will be for two years and $14 million according to ESPN.com.
The A's currently have only four outfielders on their 40-man roster -- Josh Reddick, Collin Cowgill, Michael Taylor and Jermaine Mitchell. Reddick was acquired in the Andrew Bailey trade, Cowgill in the Trevor Cahill trade.
Crisp, 32, will return as the starter in center after batting .264/.314/.379 last season, with eight home runs, 54 RBI and 49 stolen bases in 58 attempts.
The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals were among the other teams to show interest in Crisp this offseason, sources said.
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While sometimes during the NFL Draft, you may see a player and his family members sporting a team's hat minutes before the player is actually drafted, free agent outfielder Covelli Loyce Crisp aka Coco Crisp may have found a new way to tip his hand to where he will be playing next.
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Free-agent center fielder Coco Crisp agreed to a two-year contract to return to the Athletics, filling one key void in the Oakland outfield heading into the 2012 season. A person with knowledge of the negotiations on Tuesday confirmed Crisp would return to the A's, a deal worth $14 million first reported by ESPN. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because...
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent center fielder Coco Crisp has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Oakland Athletics.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent center fielder Coco Crisp has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Oakland Athletics. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't made a formal announcement. ESPN was first to report Tuesday that Crisp, who had hoped to keep playing on the West Coast, would stay put with the A's.
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Oakland's winter of departures was interrupted Tuesday, when free-agent center fielder Coco Crisp agreed to a two-year deal to re-sign with the team. The deal, confirmed by two sources, will not be announced until today...
The A's announced center fielder Coco Crisp's two-year contract in a press release Thursday afternoon.
-- The Oakland Athletics have a familiar face to play center field after re-signing Coco Crisp to a $14 million two-year contract Thursday with a club option for 2014.
The Oakland Athletics have a familiar face to play center field after re-signing Coco Crisp to a $14 million two-year contract Thursday with a club option for 2014.
The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms on Thursday with outfielder Coco Crisp on a two-year contract with a club option for 2014.
Free agent center fielder Coco Crisp agreed to a two-year contract to return to the Athletics, filling one key void in the Oakland outfield heading into the 2012 season.
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The A's have agreed to sign Coco Crisp, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney.