Coco Crisp strains neck after excellent running catch

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You can watch it all go down here, courtesy of MLB.com …

Crisp laid there on the track for close to four minutes before walking off with the assistance of the A’s head trainer. Jane Lee of MLB.com reported later that Crisp had been diagnosed with a neck strain. It also looks like he may have done some damage to his left shoulder. The A’s will reevaluate their center fielder Thursday.

Giants sign Austin Jackson to two-year, $6 million contract

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The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.

Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.

The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.