A’s exercise options on Crisp, Anderson; decline Suzuki, Young
The A’s announced Friday that they’ve exercised their contract options on left-hander Brett Anderson and outfielder Coco Crisp for the 2014 season, and declined to exercise their options on catcher Kurt Suzuki and outfielder Chris Young.
Crisp hit a career-high 22 homers and stole 21 bases, becoming the 10th player in club history with a 20/20 season. He also finished the year with a career high in runs (93) and walks (61) while batting .261 in 131 games. He also went errorless in 110 games in the outfield.
Anderson, the team’s Opening Day starter, finished the season in the bullpen after spending four months on the DL with a stress fracture in his right foot. He went 1-4 with three saves and a career-high 6.04 ERA in 16 games (five starts) on the year. He has missed 399 games on the DL over the last four years.
Suzuki returned to Oakland with an August 23 trade with the Nationals and hit .303 with two homers and seven RBIs in 15 games with the A’s. Young hit .200 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs in 107 games in 2013, his first season with Oakland.
– Joey Nowak