Crisp Must Establish Health Before Trade

It’s fair to say that most teams like to acquire healthy players rather than injured ones.  That’s definitely the case with Red Sox center fielder Coco Crisp, who is trying to come back from groin problems.  Nick Cafardo reiterates the Cubs’ interest, but the Cubs need to see him play first.  Crisp also dealt with a root canal this spring.  On a related note I am having some wisdom teeth removed tomorrow morning, so forgive me if I’m a bit off.

Crisp has only played in two games this spring, and it’s possible he’s left off the Japan trip to start Boston’s season.  While it’s nice to have things shored up before Opening Day, there’s no reason not to extend this thing into April.  For what it’s worth, Tony Massarotti talked to a scout who suggested the Reds, White Sox, Pirates, and Rangers might be looking for a center fielder.

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