Coco Crisp will start his fourth season as the Oakland Athletics’ center fielder, and the team has a $7.5 million option on him for next season. He appeared in 120 games last season and bated .259 with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs.
After losing Johnny Damon to the Yankees in 2006, the Sox decided on Crisp to fill the void. Crisp stayed with the Sox until November 2008, when he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for pitcher Ramon Ramirez. However, his only season with the Royals was a rough one, as Crisp recorded a career low batting average of .228.