White Sox Speaking With Free Agent Coco Crisp

Free agent Coco Crisp could be staying in the American League Central division.

According to Chicagobreakingsports.com, the former Royals outfielder's agent is speaking with the Chicago White Sox.

"I have talked to [general manager] Kenny Williams on a preliminary basis," said agent Steve Compte on Tuesday. "We're going to be a little patient. We haven't talked dollars. We're trying to identify the teams where there's definitely a fit, and I'm sure they want to explore other options."

The 30-year-old Crisp played in just 49 games for the Royals last season but is expected to fully recover from shoulder surgery by spring training. Kansas City offered him a $500,000 buyout rather than picking up his $8 million option for 2010.

Crisp, who played with the Red Sox from 2006-2008, hit .228 with 13 stolen bases before his season-ending surgery in late June. The switch-hitter is a owns a career average of .277 to go with a .331 on-base percentage.

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