Report: Coco Crisp to sign with Oakland A's

Wednesday January 4th, 2012

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.!/Buster_ESPN/status/154326632038019072

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.

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