Coco Crisp’s agent, Steve Comte, supplied all sorts of quotes to the Boston Herald’s Rob Bradford. Covelli’s not a fourth outfielder, he’s better than Jacoby Ellsbury, he’s a proven commodity, stuff like that. It was interesting to read, and you can see where Crisp and Comte are coming from. But it doesn’t really change anything, because if the Red Sox don’t trade Crisp and he wants his $4.75MM next year, he’s going to have to live with a reduced role.
Bradford mentions that the White Sox, A’s, Rangers, and Braves have inquired on Crisp. The Padres, Twins, and Orioles have also been connected to him.