HOUSTON -- The A's have traded outfielder Coco Crisp to the Cleveland Indians, with the official announcement due Wednesday. According to someone close to the outfielder, Crisp waived his no-trade 10-and-5 rights (10 years in the big leagues, the last five with the same team) on Tuesday to facilitate a trade to the team with which he debuted in 2002. Crisp wasn't in the A's starting lineup Tuesay, which manager Bob Melvin said was "always scheduled as a day off,'' but the 36-year-old switch hitter packed up and left the Oakland clubhouse at Minute Maid Field about an hour before the start of the game. Reached by phone, Crisp declined to comment. After being limited to just 44 games by head and
Rougned Odor already showed us he could land a right cross this season, now we’ve seen him deliver a gut-punch too. Odor hit a walk-off homer on Tuesday night against Seattle Mariners, a blast that gave the Rangers an 8-7 win and gave the Mariners their fourth straight loss, all but assuring their quest for the AL West crown is over. The Mariners now find themselves 10.5 games behind the first-place Rangers.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy hyped Johnny Cueto vs. Zack Greinke as a matchup of artists, but neither pitcher had his best brushstrokes working in their high-profile confrontation Tuesday night at AT&T Park. Cueto couldn’t get through the fifth inning and Greinke labored to get through six frames, but Greinke managed to tiptoe through more trouble, and the Arizona Diamondbacks ultimately claimed a 4-3 victory over the Giants to open their two-game mini-series. One day after knocking the ball all over the yard in a 13-run outburst, the Giants reverted back to their more familiar second-half form of not being able to deliver the big hit or significantly move the line in their batting order. “You just come out and play the next game,” said Buster Posey, who hit a sharp groundout with a man on in the ninth to end the Giants’ latest fizzle.