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Carl Crawford | Outfielder | #3

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 2 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details
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Carl Crawford went 0-for-4 on Friday and is 1-for-11 with a walk since coming off the disabled list.
Crawford could have used a hot start upon returning in order to secure the starting gig that was initially expected to be his while Andre Ethier was out. Dave Roberts figures to keep mixing and matching for now and occasionally using Howie Kendrick in left to make room for Chase Utley at second. Apr 30 - 1:28 AM

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

He is starting in left field and batting seventh on Tuesday night against Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler. Crawford missed a little over two weeks with a lower back injury. He'll carry some DFS intrigue on days when he bats higher in the Los Angeles lineup.
Apr 26 - 6:20 PM

Carl Crawford (back) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Crawford has been sidelined since April 8 with lower back soreness. He should see starts against right-handers upon his return, but the Dodgers have plenty of moving parts.
Apr 25 - 6:38 PM

Carl Crawford (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Crawford will complete a rehab assignment Sunday after recovering from a lower back injury. He should see plenty of playing time in left field against right-handers.
Apr 24 - 2:16 PM

Carl Crawford's rehab assignment will shift to High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

It should be his last stop before the Dodgers activate him on Monday. Crawford has gone 3-for-8 with two RBI in his first two rehab appearances. He's been out with a lower back injury since April 8.
Apr 23 - 8:39 PM

Carl Crawford (back) is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

He had been slated to return Sunday, but a travel issue cost him a day of rehab at-bats. Crawford was hitless in four plate appearances Thursday in his first rehab contest. He'll see regular starts in left field against righties once he returns.
Apr 22 - 10:17 AM

Carl Crawford (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Crawford, who has been sidelined since April 8 due to lower back soreness, is eligible to return for this weekend's series against the Rockies in Colorado. Barring any setbacks, it sounds like he has a good chance to be ready by then.
Apr 19 - 2:25 PM

Carl Crawford (back) will travel with the team to Atlanta before beginning a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Crawford seems to be in good health after running the bases at full speed on Saturday. He should return as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list. The Dodgers could use some stability in left field. Enrique Hernandez, Howie Kendrick and Trayce Thompson have all seen time there during Crawford's absence.
Apr 16 - 7:15 PM

Carl Crawford (back) ran the bases at full speed on Saturday.

As team reporter Ken Gurnick notes, running at full speed is usually the last step before beginning a rehab assignment. Crawford was placed on the disabled list last week because of lower back soreness. Enrique Hernandez, Howie Kendrick and Trayce Thompson have all made starts in left field during his absence.
Apr 16 - 5:45 PM

Carl Crawford (back) did not undergo an MRI on Monday.

Crawford was originally expected to undergo an MRI on his lower back, but the medical staff decided that it wasn't necessary. The expectation is that he'll be ready to return as soon as he's eligible. Enrique Hernandez, Trayce Thompson, and even Howie Kendrick could see some time in left field in the coming days.

Carl Crawford (back) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.

It's being billed as a precautionary measure just to ensure there isn't anything more serious going on than general soreness, still it isn't encouraging news for Crawford owners. He had seized an everyday role with the injury to Andre Ethier, but perhaps his body simply isn't build for the day-to-day grind of the major league season anymore.
Apr 9 - 2:58 PM

Dodgers placed OF Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list with lower back soreness.

Rather than try to rush him back into action, the Dodgers will give him the necessary time to heal and not risk further aggravation. He should be ready to return when he's first eligible.
Apr 9 - 1:16 PM

Carl Crawford remains out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday due to soreness in his lower back.

Crawford also sat Thursday's game in favor of Scott Van Slyke. He's expected to take the next couple of days off in order to get his back issue under control, so expect Van Slyke to see the bulk of the at-bats in left field over the weekend.
Apr 8 - 7:03 PM

Carl Crawford is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.

Scott Van Slyke will start in left field and bat fifth versus Giants right-hander Jake Peavy. Crawford is serving as the Dodgers' primary starter in left while Andre Ethier recovers from a leg injury, but the 34-year-old is going to see regular days off.
Apr 7 - 12:46 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated that Carl Crawford will likely have a rest day on Thursday.

The Dodgers play the Padres Wednesday night. With a day game against the Giants scheduled for Thursday, Crawford looks like he will have the day off. The 34-year-old outfielder missed around three months with a strained oblique muscle last season. He should see extended at-bats while Andre Ethier recovers from a leg injury, but don't be surprised if the Dodgers continue to play things conservatively and give Crawford his share of off days when they can.
Apr 6 - 7:17 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee