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Coco Crisp | Outfielder | #4

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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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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. Sep 14 - 11:42 PM

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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.
Sep 3 - 10:40 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.
Aug 31 - 11:41 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.
Aug 30 - 6:46 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.
Aug 15 - 11:34 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.
Aug 14 - 1:05 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.
Jul 27 - 12:52 AM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Monday's game that Coco Crisp (neck) might be ready to play Tuesday.

Crisp has missed back-to-back games due to neck soreness, but he was able to take batting practice Monday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jul 25 - 11:46 PM

Coco Crisp (neck) is out of the Athletics' lineup for the second straight day Monday against the Rangers.

Crisp was scratched Sunday due to neck soreness and the A's don't want to take any chances given his history. Consider him day-to-day. Jake Smolinski will start in center field and bat second.
Jul 25 - 6:01 PM

Coco Crisp was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to neck soreness.

Crisp has a history of neck issues, although there's been no indication that this is more than a day-to-day thing. The A's put Yonder Alonso in the lineup in Crisp's place, moving Danny Valencia to right field and Jake Smolinski to center.
Jul 24 - 2:06 PM

Coco Crisp singled in Ryon Healy in the bottom of the 13th for the only run as the A's beat the Rays 1-0 on Friday.

It was Crisp's only hit of the night, but it came at a good time. He should be starting to lose playing time with the A's needing to go younger down the stretch, but Bob Melvin just can't give him up. He's batting .196/.268/.235 in 51 at-bats this month. He's led off 12 times for the A's in July and scored just twice.
Jul 23 - 1:49 AM

Coco Crisp is in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

The Athletics plan to give Jake Smolinski more time in center field, so Crisp hasn't played since Friday. He's hitting leadoff against right-hander Mike Fiers. Danny Valencia, who is also expected to take on a reduced role, is serving as the DH on Monday.
Jul 18 - 6:24 PM

Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics' lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays.

It looks like the veteran is just getting a breather. Jake Smolinski is starting in center field with Khris Davis in left. Manager Bob Melvin said recently that he wanted to give Smolinski more time in center field, which could eventually reduce Crisp to a part-time role. The 36-year-old has hit .239 this year with seven homers and five steals.
Jul 16 - 1:09 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Friday that Coco Crisp will probably see less playing time in center field.

The Athletics demoted Billy Burns on Friday, but they want to get a longer look at Jake Smolinski in center field. It's worth noting that Crisp's $13 million option for 2017 vests if he reaches 130 games played or 550 plate appearances this season, so it appears that the A's are trying to avoid that. Crisp batted .244/.305/.411 over 73 games during the first half.
Jul 15 - 7:56 PM

Coco Crisp has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball for his actions during Thursday's game against the Astros.

Crisp was ejected from the contest for tossing a bat in the direction of home plate umpire D.J. Rayburn following a fifth-inning strikeout. He will not appeal and will serve the suspension Friday.
Jul 8 - 3:47 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
4Michael Brantley
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Coco Crisp
3Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero
7Ryan Merritt
8Joseph Colon
9Cody Anderson
10Kyle Crockett
11Shawn Armstrong
12Austin Adams
13Perci Garner
14Adam Plutko