Coco Crisp gets 2-year extension with Athletics

The Athletics have locked up their center fielder for an extra two years.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle has just announced that Coco Crisp has signed a 2-year deal with the Oakland Athletics. The deal also includes a vesting option for 2017.

Crisp has cemented himself as an outstanding defensive center fielder who puts up consistent offensive numbers from the lead-off spot in the lineup. For last season, Crisp hit .261/.335/.444 and showcased some pop with a career-high 22 home runs over 513 at-bats. He finished 15th in the AL MVP voting.

The contract extension could take Crisp into his age-37 year. He has played the last four seasons of his twelve-year career with Oakland. He would have been a free agent at the end of this season. The two-year extension is worth $22.75 million.

Topics: Oakland Athletics

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