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Bobby Crosby is a 29-year-old, right-handed shortstop who is in the last year of a five-year deal and is owed $5.25 million, for the season.
After his 2004 Rookie of the Year season, he has been a disappointment.
Crosby has been plagued by injuries, never developed offensively and his errors have increased each of the last three seasons (12, 14, 17 in less then 100 games).
He's a lifetime .239 hitter with a .377 slugging percentage and a .308 on base percentage.
In Spring Training the Atheltics signed Nomar Garciapara and Orlando Cabrera, which prompted Crosby to request a trade, a request he has not rescinded.
Prior to this year, Crosby had never played a single inning in the majors at any other position, except shortstop, but Oakland
is using him as a utility infielder. He's played 23 games at third, 18 games at first and a few games each, at shortstop, second base and the outfield, while hitting .225.
According to Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.) the Mets
have been linked to Crosby.
Crosby's name has popped up in trade rumors recently, most notably with the New York Mets, who placed Jose Reyes on the disabled list Wednesday but also acquired minor league shortstop Wilson Valdez from Cleveland. source Mlive.com