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Carl Crawford | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Carl Crawford is not in the Dodgers' lineup against the Mets on Friday.
It appears to just be a routine day off for the left fielder. Crawford has been swinging it well of late, batting .338/.368/.400 in August. Scott Van Slyke started in left in his place Friday. Aug 22 - 6:59 PM

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Carl Crawford reached base in all four plate appearances, scored three runs and knocked in three more in Tuesday's 8-6 victory over the Padres.

He finished 3-for-3 with a walk, home run and stolen base. If owners in your league have been slumbering and Crawford remains available on the waiver wire, stop reading this update and go pick him up. Just go. In his last 12 starts, Crawford has eight multi-hit games. He is 21-for-50 (.420) with six steals since August 4. The one fantasy element we haven't seen during his hot streak is power -- no homers since May 23 coming into tonight -- so it was good to see him leave the yard. Crawford is a must-start in all formats until he cools off.
Aug 20 - 2:09 AM

Carl Crawford had his fourth consecutive multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Crawford has been on a bit of a tear as of late, hitting .625 (10-for-16) over his last four games. He put the Dodgers on the board with an RBI single in the second, and he would score his club's second run later that inning. It's been a tough season overall for Crawford, as he has a .261/.296/.357 slash line with four home runs, 25 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.
Aug 13 - 11:04 PM

Carl Crawford was a catalyst, going 3-for-4 with a double and a walk as the Dodgers notched a 4-2 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.

Crawford has now had three consecutive multi-hit games, perhaps a sign he's ready to break out of his slump. Even with Tuesday's effort, he has a paltry .256/.293/.355 slash line with four home runs, 24 RBI, and 14 stolen bases in 249 plate appearances.
Aug 12 - 10:22 PM

Carl Crawford went 3-for-4 with a couple of RBI against the Braves on Monday.

Crawford has been regularly getting the nod over Andre Ethier in left, though he's not doing a lot with it; he entered the night with an ugly .188/.230/.217 line in 69 at-bats during the second half. He should be on the bench tomorrow versus the left-handed Mike Minor, but he'll be back in there against righties in the final two games against the Braves.
Aug 11 - 10:40 PM

Carl Crawford went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

Crawford has settled into a starting role and has responded in recent days, going 7-for-21 with three runs scored in his last six starts. It's nothing to write home about -- he's not hitting for any extra-base power whatsoever, and he owns just a .239/.275/.336 line on the year -- but it's worth noting in NL-only leagues where he's available.
Aug 10 - 8:03 PM

Carl Crawford went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

Crawford has functioned as the Dodgers' regular left fielder of late, but he hasn't done much with the opportunity, batting just .180 (11-for-61) over his last 18 games. The 33-year-old has just one extra-base hit (a triple) and a 13/2 K/BB ratio in that timespan. He's not worth using in standard mixed leagues right now.
Aug 9 - 1:06 AM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Dodgers are "floating Carl Crawford to teams."

It's going to be a difficult sell with Crawford still owed close to $70 million through 2017 and batting just .242/.278/.360 in 198 plate appearances this season. The Dodgers are also known to be shopping Matt Kemp as they try to clear their outfield logjam and dump some salary at the July 31 trade deadline. Not that they need to dump salary.
Jul 28 - 1:21 PM

Carl Crawford delivered an RBI triple and scored a run as the Dodgers topped the Giants 4-3 on Sunday night.

Crawford, who is penciled in as the everyday left fielder for the time being, is in the midst of a disappointing season, hitting .242/.278/.360 with four homers, 20 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 55 games.
Jul 27 - 11:34 PM

Carl Crawford stole his 10th base of the season in a win over the Padres on Sunday.

The stolen base is noteworthy for the fact that it's his first since returning from an ankle injury that sidelined him since late May. Crawford is hitting .261/.295/.389 and appears to be the odd man out in the Dodgers outfield. Until that changes, he can't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Jul 13 - 11:17 PM

Carl Crawford began shagging fly balls in center field on Friday.

Crawford, who will turn 33 in a few weeks, hasn't started more than one game in center field since the 2005 season. He's now the Dodgers' fourth outfielder, though, and the team would like him to be able to play all three spots. "I think, in our situation, there’s nothing wrong with him going out there and taking some fly balls," manager Don Mattingly said. "You never know what could happen. We’ve encouraged him to kind of do a little work out there. Also I can’t let him get away from left field, but he just wants to play. He’s looking for at-bats."
Jul 13 - 11:18 AM

Dodgers activated OF Carl Crawford from the 15-day disabled list.

That's the good news. The bad news is that manager Don Mattingly has indicated a desire to keep an arrangement of Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig in the outfield, which means Crawford and is $20.25 million salary are headed for the bench. Crawford is batting .267/.293/.400 with four homers, 18 RBI and nine stolen bases over 44 games this season.
Jul 10 - 6:48 PM

Carl Crawford (ankle) could be activated Thursday.

Crawford has been on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque since Saturday and has experienced no issues with his ankle. He was placed on the disabled list May 28 because of a left ankle sprain.
Jul 8 - 5:30 PM

Carl Crawford (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Alburquerque on Saturday.

Crawford has had a slow recovery process from a left ankle injury suffered in mid-May, but finally looks like he's nearing a return. He'll require several games in the minor leagues before he's an option for the Dodgers, but if all goes well, he could return before the All-Star break.
Jul 4 - 6:19 PM

Carl Crawford (ankle) is on track to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque this weekend.

Crawford had a setback with his left ankle injury in mid-May but has progressed steadily since then. He's missed over a month of action, so it's unclear how many rehab at-bats he'll need. However, he seems to be tracking toward a return prior to the All-Star break if all goes well.
Jul 1 - 7:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Chris Withrow
11Onelki Garcia