A fan favorite from more than a decade ago is returning for the postseason push, as the Indians on Wednesday completed a deal with the Oakland A’s to acquire outfielder Coco Crisp and cash in exchange for left-handed pitcher Colt Hynes.



Crisp, 36, this season is hitting .234 with a .299 on-base percentage to go with 11 home runs, 24 doubles and 47 RBI. He also has led the majors to this point with a .424 average with runners in scoring position.



Crisp fills a potential void in the Indians’ postseason outfield, as Abraham Almonte is ineligible to play past the regular season after failing a drug test that revealed performance-enhancing drugs. Because of it, the Indians were in need of eventually making a trade or promoting someone from Triple-A to fill that void.



“Over the course of the past few weeks, we looked at alternatives to try to continue to add to our team and improve our position for the balance of September and, if we're fortunate enough to get into the postseason, in October,” said Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti. “We feel Coco help us with that. … We'll add him to the mix of guys and [manager Terry Francona] can use him based upon the way he sees the best matchups.



Crisp is officially a member of the Indians as of Wednesday, meaning he’s on their playoff roster. He’ll report on Thursday’s off day when rosters expand and be available for Friday’s game.



As a player with 10 years in the major leagues and five years with his current team, Crisp had 10-and-5 rights, which act as a no-trade clause. Crisp waived that clause to come to Cleveland after clearing waivers.



Per a report by the Associated Press, the A’s are including roughly $1.6 million to help offset what Crisp is owed for the rest of this season. Crisp also has a $13 million option for 2017 that vests should he reach 550 plate appearances or 130 games. The Indians, though, were candid with Crisp that due to the current situation in the outfield, he likely wouldn’t reach those plateaus and will become a free agent after this season.



Crisp will now jump from the rebuilding A’s to the first-place Indians in a hunt for the postseason.



“In talking to Coco, he was pretty excited,” Antonetti said. “Coco chose to come here. Tito and I had a chance to talk with him before we completed the trade, and he seemed really excited about coming over here and looked forward to getting here.”



Crisp spent four seasons in Cleveland before being traded after the 2005 season to the Boston Red Sox along with David Riske and Josh Bard for a package that included Andy Marte, Kelly Shoppach and Guillermo Mota. He owns a career .266 average with more than 300 doubles and 300 stolen bases. His 306 steals currently rank him 10th among active players.