Crosby and Pirates agree to 1-year contract

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former AL Rookie of the Year Bobby Crosby and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed Thursday to a $1 million, one-year contract.

The 29-year-old infielder had spent his previous seven seasons with Oakland and was voted the rookie honor in 2004, when he batted .239 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs.

He hit just .223 this year with six homers and 29 RBIs in 238 at-bats, becoming the first Oakland player to appear in at least five games at four infield positions since Ernest Riles in 1991. He went on the disabled list in August because of a strained left calf.

Crosby can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.


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