Wanna Buy Coco Crisp’s 17,900-square-foot estate?

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We’ve featured a lot of ballplayer real estate here in the past. Usually they’re McMansions. There are some exceptions to that. Babe Ruth’s apartment was not exactly a faux-Tudor exurban monstrosity. Barry Zito’s pad was quite a bit different than the usual gated golf community in which these guys tend to live. So was Barry Zito’s other house.

Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp‘s pad is likewise an exception.

Less a house than a gigantic compound/playground, it’s in Rancho Mirage, California in the Coachella Valley. It’s about 17,900-square-feet, has five-bedrooms, an elevator, a game room, a home theater with a popcorn machine, a built-in saltwater fish tank and a gym and a miniature baseball diamond for kids. It has “a swimming pool with a built-in dining table,” which seems impractical, but what do I know? A description of it at WSJ.com is here. Here is the full MLS listing at Realtor.com, with lots of pictures. One of the bedrooms has a baseball-themed bedspread. It looks like a kids room but it’s nicer than most bank executives’ master suites.

The Crisps are asking $9.995 million for it after purchasing it for $7 million a couple of years ago. The reason? Coco Crisp and his wife just want to. They’re keeping their offseason home in the same area. They just want a new pad. Good for them. When you’ve made roughly $60 million in career earnings and have another $11 million due this year, you can do that sort of thing too.

Rays’ Yandy Díaz gets three-year, $24 million deal to avoid arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Tampa Bay Rays infielder Yandy Díaz agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract that avoided a salary arbitration hearing.

Díaz’s agreement could be worth $36 million over four seasons.

The 31-year old will receive $6 million this season, $8 million in 2024 and $10 million for 2025. The 2026 club is $12 million with no buyout. There is a $1 million assignment bonus that would be payable by receiving team.

Díaz has spent parts of six seasons in the majors with Cleveland (2017-18) and Tampa Bay (2019-22). He has a career average of .278 with 39 home runs and 198 RBIs.

Acquired by the Rays in a three-team trade on Dec. 13, 2018, Díaz hit .296 with nine homers and 57 RBIs in 137 games last season, He career highs with 71 runs, 140 hits, 33 doubles, and 78 walks.

Díaz was the third Rays’ arbitration-eligible player to reach a deal.

Reliever Pete Fairbanks agreed Friday to a $12 million, three-year contract that could be worth up to $24.6 million over four seasons. The 29-year-old right-hander was 0-0 with a 1.13 ERA in 24 appearances last year after beginning the season on the 60-day injured list with a right lat strain.

Left-hander Jeffrey Springs also agreed last week to a $31 million, four-year contract that could be worth $65.75 million over five seasons.

The 30-year-old began last season in the bullpen and transitioned to the starting rotation in May and finished 9-5 with a 2.46 ERA in 33 appearances, including 25 starts.

Tampa Bay remains scheduled for hearings with right-handers Jason Adam and Ryan Thompson, left-hander Colin Poche, and outfielder Harold Ramírez.