CLEVELAND- After leaving Cleveland 11-years ago, former Indians outfielder Coco Crisp is coming back. The Indians acquired the 36-year-old on Wednesday in trade with the Oakland Athletics. The Tribe received cash as part of the deal and sent left handed pitcher Colt Hynes to Oakland to complete the deal.
Crisp spent the last 6 and a half years in Oakland. He is batting .234 this season with 11 home runs and 47 RBI. Crisp made his debut with the Indians in 2002 and spent 4 seasons with the Tribe before heading to Boston in 2006.
Part of the reason the Indians made the deal, Indians outfielder, Abraham Almonte is ineligible for the postseason because of his performance enhancing drug suspension.
Crisp will report to the team on Thursday and be placed on the active roster on Friday. September 1, MLB teams are allowed to expand their rosters to 40 players.
Coco spent four seasons (02-05) with us, hitting .287; he ranks 10th among active players in steals, w/306. pic.twitter.com/ET1fOLkhWG
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 31, 2016