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AL Central Notes: Crisp’s option, Duffy contract talks

The latest from around the American League Central.

MLB: World Series-Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Coco Crisp will become a free agent after the Indians declined $13 million club option for next season, according to’s Paul Hoynes.

As Crisp prepares for free agency, he will receive a $750,000 buyout from the Indians.

Though he had some success in the postseason, Crisp struggled after being sent to Cleveland in August. At 37, Crisp batted .208/.323/.377 with two home runs and eight RBIs over 20 games with the Indians.

Still, he hit 13 home runs and drove in 55 over 122 total games last season and could join a club seeking outfield depth.

More from around the American League Central:

  • The Cameron Maybin era in Detroit is over. Maybin was sent to the Angels in a trade Thursday.
  • Kansas City has reportedly started contract discussions with Danny Duffy.

  • Chicago’s current core of players might be too good to break up this off-season.

  • The Twins would be wise to build around Miguel Sano this winter.

  • Michael Brantley is scheduled to resume baseball activities in December.