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Carl Crawford | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Dodgers activated OF Carl Crawford from the 60-day disabled list.
Crawford, out since late April with a torn oblique, hit .353 (12-for-34) with five extra-base hits during his minor league rehab assignment. However, he's expected to serve in a part-time role in his return to the Dodgers. Jul 21 - 2:49 PM

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Carl Crawford (oblique) said he will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

The original thought was that he'd be added to the Dodgers' active roster on Monday, but the veteran outfielder will get one additional day of rest and rehab. Crawford hit very well in his extended stay in the minors but he probably won't get regular playing time in Los Angeles down the stretch unless there are some injuries on the depth chart around him.
Jul 20 - 3:51 PM

Carl Crawford (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Crawford will play in his ninth rehab game on Friday after hitting .346/.400/.577 in the first eight. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined since late April with a severe right oblique strain. He's expected to be used in a reserve role upon activation.
Jul 17 - 5:45 PM

Carl Crawford (oblique) will resume his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Crawford has been out the past couple of days due to flu-like symptoms. He worked out with the Dodgers on Friday and admitted that he should be ready to return to the club immediately after the All-Star break, though it's likely to be in a reserve role.
Jul 3 - 7:13 PM

Carl Crawford (oblique) is out of Thursday's lineup with High-A Rancho Cucamonga due to flu-like symptoms.

Crawford left Wednesday's rehab game after he was hit by a pitch, but his absence on Thursday apparently isn't related. If so, odds are he'll return to game action this weekend.
Jul 2 - 5:30 PM

Carl Crawford (oblique) left Wednesday's rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga after being hit by a pitch.

The Rancho Cucamonga Twitter feed said Crawford "went down" and "limped off the field on (his) own power." The outfielder can't catch a break, as he's currently rehabbing a strained right oblique that has kept him out since late April. The Dodgers should provide an update on Crawford's newest ailment on Thursday.
Jul 1 - 10:56 PM

Carl Crawford (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday.

He'll remain with Rancho Cucamonga through Thursday before then likely moving up to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Crawford, who has been sidelined since late April with a strained right oblique, is pegged for a backup role upon his activation from the disabled list.
Jun 29 - 8:01 PM

Carl Crawford (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cuncamonga this week.

Crawford has taken live batting practice recently without any issues and is ready to test things out in a game. He's been out since late April with a strained right oblique and will be second on the depth chart behind Andre Ethier in left field when he returns next month.
Jun 28 - 11:18 AM

Carl Crawford (oblique) will take live batting practice this week.

Crawford is slowly recovering from a strained oblique suffered in late April. The outfielder owned a starting spot prior to the injury, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly recently said he won't be guaranteed one upon his return. Either way, that return likely won't come until after the All-Star break.
Jun 24 - 6:31 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday that Carl Crawford (oblique) will have to earn his playing time when he returns from the disabled list.

Mattingly said of the left field job that Andre Ethier has "kind of taken that spot, to be honest with you." It's no surprise, of course, given Ethier's .275/.353/.487 batting line and Crawford's struggles before he got hurt. As for Crawford's recovery from a right oblique strain, he is 10 days away from game action but will need plenty of rehab games after missing two months.
Jun 22 - 6:35 PM

Carl Crawford (oblique) has resumed running.

It's been a slow recovery process for Crawford, as he's been out since late April with a severe right oblique strain. He's not eligible to return until late June, but it's looking like he'll be lucky to be ready by then, anyway.
Jun 9 - 7:31 PM

Dodgers transferred OF Carl Crawford from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the addition of David Huff. There remains no timetable for a return for Crawford, who has been out since late April with a strained right oblique and now won't be eligible to return until late June.
Jun 1 - 6:15 PM

Carl Crawford (oblique) has been working out at the team's spring training facility in Arizona, but there remains no clear timetable for his return.

His injured oblique is still giving him issues when exercising, so the team will continue to take things slowly as he attempts his recovery. At this point, he appears to be at least another couple of weeks away, minimum.
May 22 - 7:26 PM

Dodgers placed OF Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

Crawford said that "it's a bad tear," so it sounds like he could be looking at a pretty lengthy stay on the disabled list. Alex Guerrero is starting in left field on Tuesday and should see plenty of starts there while Crawford is out, although Scott Van Slyke also figures to play a bunch.
Apr 28 - 6:41 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said after Monday's game that it "sounds like" Carl Crawford is dealing with an oblique injury.

Crawford was forced to leave Monday's game due to what is being termed as tightness in his right side. The Dodgers should know more about his status on Tuesday, but a trip to the disabled list could be a possibility. Andre Ethier is currently filling in for Yasiel Puig, so Alex Guerrero and Scott Van Slyke could see an uptick in playing time.
Apr 28 - 8:30 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Carlos Frias
7Hyun-Jin Ryu
8Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson