Extra Bases

Crisp gets extension

Just two days after locking up slugger David Ortiz for the long-term, the Red Sox came to terms with another member of the starting lineup.

The Red Sox announced today that they’ve agreed to a three-year extension with center fielder Coco Crisp. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, also includes a club option for the 2010 season.

The 26-year-old Crisp is in his first season with the Red Sox after being acquired from the Indians to replace Johnny Damon in the offseason. He is currently on the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture at the base of his left index finger.


He had his best season in 2005 with the Indians, hitting .300 with 86 runs scored, 178 hits, 42 doubles 16 homers, 69 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases in 145 games.

Crisp, who was eligible for arbitration this season, signed a one-year deal worth $2.75 million in February.


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