Coco Crisp rejoins A’s after two months on disabled list

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Out since late May with a neck injury, veteran outfielder Coco Crisp is off the disabled list and back on the A’s active roster.

Crisp’s neck problems are chronic and he was terrible before being shut down, going 2-for-45 (.044) in 13 games. Toss in the fact that he’s 35 years old and expectations for his performance down the stretch should be minimal.

He’s being paid $11 million this season and is owed another $11 million in 2016.

Report: Mets sign Brad Brach to one-year, $850,000 contract

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets and free agent reliever Brad Brach have agreed on a one-year deal worth $850,000. The contract includes a player option for the 2021 season with a base salary of $1.25 million and additional performance incentives.

Brach, 33, signed as a free agent with the Cubs this past February. After posting an ugly 6.13 ERA over 39 2/3 innings, the Cubs released him in early August. The Mets picked him up shortly thereafter. Brach’s performance improved, limiting opposing hitters to six runs on 15 hits and three walks with 15 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings through the end of the season.

While Brach will add some much-needed depth to the Mets’ bullpen, his walk rate has been going in the wrong direction for the last three seasons. It went from eight percent in 2016 to 9.5, 9.7, and 12.8 percent from 2017-19. Needless to say the Mets are hoping that trend starts heading in the other direction next season.