The Oakland A's agreed to terms with outfielder Coco Crisp on a one-year contract for the 2010 season with a club option for 2011, the club announced today.
Crisp batted .228 with 29 walks and 13 stolen bases in 49 games with Kansas City last year in a season that ended in mid-June due to injuries. He was tied for the Major League lead with five triples and tied for seventh in the American League in stolen bases when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 14 with a right rotator cuff strain. The 30-year old switch-hitter had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder June 24 and also had surgery on his left shoulder in July.
Crisp made his Major League debut with Cleveland in 2002 and is a .277 career hitter in eight seasons with the Indians (2002-05), Red Sox (2006-08) and Royals (2009). He has 137 career stolen bases and his 13 stolen bases last year were his fewest over the last seven seasons. Crisp had his best season in 2005 with Cleveland when he posted career highs in nearly every category including batting (.300), doubles (42) and home runs (16). He stole a career high 28 bases with Boston in 2007 to help the Red Sox to the World Championship.
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