CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Indians today acquired OF COCO CRISP (#4) and cash from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for LHP COLT HYNES.
Crisp, 36, owns a career average of .266 (1561-5877) with 305 2B, 57 3B, 128 HR, 631 RBI and 868 runs scored across 15 seasons after debuting with the Cleveland Indians in August 2002. The Los Angeles, CA native spent parts of four seasons with the Indians, 2002-05, hitting .287 (467-1626) with 90 2B, 14 3B, 35 HR and 176 RBI in 415 games and finished tied for 5th in the American League with 42 doubles in 2005 prior to being traded to Boston that off-season. He has spent the last seven seasons in Oakland, where he hit a career-high 22 home runs in 2013 and tied for the A.L. lead in stolen bases (49) in 2011. He is currently 10th among active Major League players with 306 steals. The switch-hitter has been involved in 31 postseason games across five seasons (.282, 29/103, HR, 8 RBI, 15R) and was a member of the 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox.
Coco has spent the entire 2016 season on Oakland’s active roster, batting .235 (92-393) with 24 doubles, 4 triples, 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 102 games. He has also scored 45 runs with 7 stolen bases for Oakland this year. For the season, he is hitting .345 (39-113) with runners on base and is leading MLB with a .424 (28-66) mark with runners in scoring position. He has appeared in 58 games in left field and 36 games in center field for the Athletics.
He is expected to report to the club on Thursday, Sept. 1 and will be placed on the active roster the following day.