OAKLAND, Calif. - The Athletics have finalized a US$5.25 million, one-year contract with free agent outfielder Coco Crisp.
The deal announced Wednesday pays Crisp $4.75 million next year and includes a $5.75 million club option for 2011 with a $500,000 buyout.
The 30-year-old Crisp can play all three outfield positions but primarily is a centre fielder.
While the A's have been happy with Rajai Davis, he might wind up playing one of the corner spots to clear room for Crisp in centre.
Crisp had season-ending shoulder surgery in June and batted .228 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in only 49 games last season for the Kansas City Royals.