The center fielder enjoyed a career year at the plate in 2013.

Coco Crisp will be returning to the Oakland Athletics in 2014 reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The center fielder has a $7.5M team option on his contract and general manager Billy Beane stated that it will be exercised. Manager Bob Melvin agreed that picking up the option was a "no-brainer" after Crisp's strong season.

The 33-year-old Crisp had arguably his best year at the plate in 2013. Although he played in only 131 games he hit a career-high 22 home runs posted a career-best 119 OPS+ and collected at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season for the first time. His final batting line was .261/.335/.444 and his defense in center was above-average by both the eyeball test and the advanced metrics. He was also the team's best hitter in the playoffs going 7-for-18 with two doubles a triple and four runs scored in the ALDS against the Tigers.