With center fielder Carlos Gomez on the disabled list, the Brewers are taking a look at Coco Crisp as a possible replacement.
The Brewers were already looking for more bullpen help and for a right-handed bat off the bench, and they already had a scout watching the A's. But with Gomez out after fracturing his left collarbone on Wednesday night, Crisp is another possibility.
Gomez was only playing part-time for Milwaukee, with Nyjer Morgan starting recently against right-handed pitchers. Crisp is a switch hitter, but he has also been better this year against right-handers (.283) than against lefties (.230), so he isn't a perfect fit.
But with few options available on the trade market, it appears that Crisp is a possibility.
The A's have also drawn attention from the Pirates, who also have a scout tracking Oakland. Outfielder Josh Willingham seems of most interest to the Pirates.
The Reds and Indians are other teams that have considered a move for Crisp.
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