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Coco Crisp | Outfielder | #4

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (38) / 11/1/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Los Angeles Pierce JC
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 7 (0) / STL

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Free agent outfielder Coco Crisp said Wednesday that he wants to continue his playing career.
Cleveland declined his $13 million option for 2017 back in early November and there haven't been many calls since. "I never rule anything out," Crisp, 37, said of playing this season. "We’ll see what happens. Physically I’m good, there’s nothing that would keep me from playing. My neck feels better, my body feels good." The veteran outfielder batted .231/.302/.398 with 13 home runs and 10 stolen bases in 122 games last year between the A's and Indians. Thu, Feb 9, 2017 09:11:00 AM

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Indians declined OF Coco Crisp's $13 million option for 2017.

It's not surprising. Crisp will get a $750,000 buyout instead and hit the open market. The 37-year-old batted .231/.302/.397 with 13 homers, 55 RBI, and 10 steals over 122 games this past season between the Athletics and Indians.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Coco Crisp is back in the Indians' starting lineup for Game 6 of the World Series against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Carlos Santana made the start in left field under National League rules in Game 5, but he's back in the DH spot for Game 6. Tyler Naquin is also back in the lineup after Rajai Davis started in center field against Jon Lester in Game 5. The full lineup for Cleveland as they attempt to finish off their first World Series title since 1948: Carlos Santana DH, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Jose Ramirez 3B, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Crisp LF, Naquin CF, Roberto Perez C. Josh Tomlin will start for Cleveland and Jake Arrieta is on the hill for Chicago.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday that he hasn't decided yet whether he'll start Coco Crisp or Rajai Davis in left field in Game 6 on Tuesday.

Tito hadn't made up his mind yet when he met with the media but said he'd decide before he left the ballpark that evening. Crisp's only start of the series came against Jake Arrieta in Game 2 and he went hitless in four at-bats. Davis is just 3-for-27 so far this postseason but had two hits and three stolen bases in Game 5.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 05:50:00 PM

Coco Crisp played the role of hero in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, plating the only run of the ballgame in a 1-0 victory over the Cubs.

Both starters were chased from the ballgame in the fifth inning and each team's bullpen continued to put up zeroes until the seventh. Roberto Perez got it started with a single and was pinch-run for by Michael Martinez. Tyler Naquin sacrificed him to second base and Martinez advanced to third on a wild pitch. That's when Crisp was called upon to bat for Andrew Miller, and he responded by dropping a soft single into right field, scoring Martinez with the go-ahead run. Crisp has been a valuable contributor in limited action this postseason, hitting .211 with a pair of home runs and four RBI.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Coco Crisp will start in left field and bat seventh in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

The Indians are sticking with the same lineup they used in Game 3 on Monday. Crisp is 1-for-4 with a walk during the series and made an important catch in Monday's victory. Here's the full lineup for Cleveland as they go for the series sweep: Carlos Santana DH, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Jose Ramirez 3B, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Crisp LF, Tyler Naquin CF, Roberto Perez C. Corey Kluber will start on short rest in Game 4 for Cleveland while Aaron Sanchez will get the call for Toronto.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:42:00 PM

Coco Crisp belted a two-run home run as the Indians completed an ALDS sweep of the Red Sox on Monday.

The Tribe got on the board first in the fourth inning with a two-run single from Tyler Naquin. After Andrew Benintendi cut the lead to one with an RBI double in the fifth, Crisp launched one over the Green Monster off of Drew Pomeranz in the sixth. That turned out to be enough, as the Red Sox added a couple runs before a ninth-inning rally fell short. It was Crisp's lone hit in six trips to the plate this season, but it was obviously a massive one.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 10:32:00 PM

Coco Crisp is starting in left field and batting seventh for the Indians in Sunday's ALDS Game 3 versus the Red Sox.

The Indians are using the same lineup they used in Game 1 and should continue to roll with the following setup against right-handers: Carlos Santana DH, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Jose Ramirez 3B, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Crisp LF, Tyler Naquin CF, Roberto Perez C.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 12:31:00 PM

Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer off Carlos Rodon in Wednesday's win.

The homer was his first since he was picked up from the A's on Aug. 31, and it came off a lefty, which had to make him feel especially good. He wasn't playing much at all against southpaws prior to the trade, and this was just his second start against one since he joined the White Sox. He's auditioning for more playing time, and the Indians could give it to him, since they might want to phase out Abraham Almonte, who won't be postseason eligible after his PED suspension.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 11:42:00 PM

Coco Crisp went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in his Indians debut against the Marlins on Saturday.

It's wrong to call it a debut after Crisp spent the first four seasons of his career with the Indians -- rather, it was a reintroduction. And he reintroduced himself to Indians fans in a big way, leading off and playing catalyst as the Tribe scored eight runs in the win. Crisp fell out of favor in Oakland and is hitting just .239/.302/.405 overall, but he could find a second wind in joining a playoff race with the Indians.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 10:40:00 PM

Indians acquired OF Coco Crisp from the Athletics for LHP Colt Hynes.

The deal was agreed to on Tuesday night and formally announced Wednesday -- the deadline for waiver trades. Crisp has batted just .234/.299/.399 with 11 home runs and seven stolen bases in 102 games this season, but he gives the Indians some much-needed outfield depth for the stretch run. Michael Brantley (shoulder) is done for the year and Abraham Almonte is not eligible for the postseason following his February PED suspension. Crisp, 36, began his major league career with Cleveland back in 2002. He'll be a free agent this winter.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Indians are working to acquire Coco Crisp.

The deal hasn't been finalized, but it sounds like it could be close -- so much so that Crisp has already waived his 10 & 5 rights. The 36-year-old outfielder is batting just .234/.299/.399 with 11 runs and seven stolen bases in 102 games this season for the Athletics, but Cleveland is trying to beef up its outfield depth with Michael Brantley (shoulder) ruled out for the rest of 2016. Abraham Almonte is not eligible to play in October due to his PED suspension from February, and top outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer is apparently not quite ready.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Coco Crisp said Monday that he's convinced the Athletics are intentionally not using him to avoid having his $13 million vesting option for 2017 kick in.

Crisp has been held out of the lineup against left-handers and isn't being used as a pinch-hitter, which he finds curious. "This is shady. Everyone else is getting used off the bench," said Crisp. "BoMel can’t even look me in the eye right now." Crisp has appeared in 93 games this season and he needs to play in 130 for his option to vest for 2017. Clearly the A's would prefer if the option doesn't vest, but Crisp would have a more legitimate gripe if he was providing more value on offense and defense. The 36-year-old is batting .239 with 10 homers and a .717 OPS (97 OPS+) this season.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Coco Crisp went 3-for-5 with an RBI and stole a bag against the Mariners on Saturday.

All three hits were singles for the aging lead-off hitter. He is batting .239/.307/.410 with 10 home runs, 46 RBI, 44 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 93 games. Those are not exactly the type of numbers that have fantasy owners fighting over his services.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 01:05:00 AM

Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Crisp got the scoring started with a solo blast in the fourth inning, and he capped it with his RBI double in the ninth. The homer was his eighth of the year and his first since June 26. The 36-year-old outfielder is batting .237/.304/.405 with 41 RBI, 40 runs scored and five steals through 80 games to date.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 12:52:00 AM

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1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Rajai Davis
3Greg Allen
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
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2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Josh Tomlin
6Danny Salazar
7Ryan Merritt
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3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Matt Belisle