Athletics exercise options for Crisp, Anderson

Updated: November 1, 2013

Oakland, CA ( – The Oakland Athletics have exercised the
2014 contract options for outfielder Coco Crisp and pitcher Brett Anderson.

Crisp batted .261 with a career-high 22 homers, 66 runs batted in and 21
stolen bases in 131 games this past season. He also set career bests with 93
runs scored and 61 walks.

The 34-year-old veteran has spent the past four seasons in Oakland after also
playing for Cleveland, Boston and Kansas City in a 12-year career. He is a
.272 hitter in 1,294 career games.

Anderson was Oakland’s opening day starter this past season, but spent four
months on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his foot and finished
the campaign in the bullpen. He was 1-4 with a 6.04 ERA in 16 games, including
five starts, in 2013.

The 25-year-old lefty has spent his entire five-year career with the Athletics
and has a mark of 26-29 with a 3.81 ERA in 84 games, 73 of which have been

Oakland also declined contract options on catcher Kurt Suzuki and outfielder
Chris Young.

Suzuki rejoined the Athletics in an August trade with Washington and batted
.303 with two homers in 15 games for Oakland. The 30-year-old veteran spent
his first five-plus seasons with the Athletics before being dealt to the
Nationals in August 2012.

Young hit .200 with 12 homers and 40 RBI in 107 games for Oakland this past
season. He was acquired from Arizona last October in a deal that sent Cliff
Pennington and Yordy Cabrera to the Diamondbacks.