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Brandon Crawford | Shortstop | #35

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Giants transferred SS Brandon Crawford from the three-day bereavement list to the 10-day disabled list.
He was on the bereavement list due to a death in the family but was also suffering from a strained groin that will keep him sidelined for at least another week. His DL stint was backdated to April 26th. Apr 29 - 5:47 PM

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Giants placed SS Brandon Crawford on the bereavement list.

Crawford left the team to attend his sister-in-law's funeral. He also suffered a strained groin on Tuesday night and is expected to undergo an MRI when he returns on Friday. If Crawford lands on the disabled list, the Giants can backdate the move to Tuesday.
Apr 26 - 6:29 PM

Brandon Crawford has been diagnosed with a right groin strain.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the club is hoping to get an MRI before Crawford goes on bereavement leave Wednesday. This could turn into a 10-day disabled list stint for the 30-year-old shortstop, who injured his groin Tuesday on an eighth-inning single against the Dodgers. He'll be away from the Giants through Friday at least to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law. Eduardo Nunez took over at shortstop on Tuesday night.
Apr 26 - 1:30 AM

Brandon Crawford was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent leg injury.

Crawford grabbed at his upper quad (or groin) as he rounded first base on a single in the bottom of the eighth inning. He tried out some sprints before exiting, so the injury can't be all that serious. The 30-year-old shortstop is due to leave the Giants on Wednesday to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law. San Francisco seems likely to put him on the three-day bereavement list.
Apr 26 - 12:58 AM

Brandon Crawford will be away from the Giants on Wednesday and Thursday to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law.

Crawford could return Friday, so the Giants haven't decided whether they're going to place him on the three-day bereavement list. There should be something more official in the next 24 hours.
Apr 25 - 7:38 PM

Brandon Crawford will be placed on bereavement leave next week.

Crawford will be away from the team while he attends funeral services for his sister-in-law, who passed away last week. At most, he’ll miss three games. Eduardo Nunez will likely handle shortstop in Crawford’s absence.
Apr 22 - 8:21 PM

Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Crawford hit an RBI triple as part of a three-run first inning by the Giants. The three-bagger was his first of the season. Over his first 43 at-bats, the 30-year-old shortstop is off to a nice start, hitting .298/.397/.532 with two home runs, seven RBI and nine runs scored.
Apr 16 - 6:58 PM

Brandon Crawford has returned to the Giants starting lineup for Friday's showdown against Tyler Anderson and the Rockies.

Crawford was away from the club on Thursday due to a death in the family. He's right back in there on Friday night hitting in the fifth slot of manager Bruce Bochy's lineup.
Apr 14 - 6:53 PM

Brandon Crawford (personal) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Rockies.

Crawford left the Giants late Wednesday following the passing of his sister-in-law, but he made it back to be available off the bench Thursday. He'll be in the lineup Friday.
Apr 14 - 9:18 AM

Updating an earlier report, Brandon Crawford is away from the team due to a family emergency.

Crawford's sister-in-law passed away this week. It's horrible news and our prayers are with Crawford and his family during this difficult time. Eduardo Nunez will fill in at shortstop during Crawford's absence.
Apr 13 - 7:08 PM

Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

Crawford didn't start Tuesday's game either, though he did make a pinch-hitting appearance later on. Tuesday the Giants sat Crawford against a left-hander (Arizona's Robbie Ray) but that won't be the case Thursday with right-hander Jon Gray throwing for Colorado. Eduardo Nunez will handle shortstop and bat sixth.
Apr 13 - 6:49 PM

Brandon Crawford is out of the Giants' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.

It's the first day off this season for Crawford. Eduardo Nunez will play shortstop and Aaron Hill will cover third base Tuesday night against Arizona. Denard Span is also on the bench for San Francisco, with Gorkys Hernandez patrolling center field.
Apr 11 - 6:56 PM

Brandon Crawford is expected to play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

This according to Team USA manager Jim Leyland, who said, "[Crawford]'s fired up about it, and so am I. I'm just thrilled about it, that he's accepted the invitation." This past season, the 29-year-old shortstop hit .275/.342/.430 with 11 triples, 12 homers and 84 RBI across 553 at-bats.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 08:00:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Brandon Crawford's elbow is sore.

Crawford was struck on the funny bone by a pickoff throw at third base in Game 3 on Monday night, but he is in the Giants' starting lineup, batting fifth, in Game 4. Chicago is throwing right-hander John Lackey with another chance to close out the best-of-five.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 06:08:00 PM

Brandon Crawford is batting fifth for the Giants in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday night.

Crawford was dropped to sixth in Game 3 on Monday, but he'll jump back up to his usual spot with Conor Gillaspie taking the six-hole versus Cubs right-hander John Lackey. Here is the full Game 4 lineup for the host Giants, who trail 2-1 in the best-of-five series: Denard Span CF, Brandon Belt 1B, Buster Posey C, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Crawford SS, Conor Gillaspie 3B, Joe Panik 2B, Gregor Blanco LF, Matt Moore SP.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Christian Arroyo
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Eduardo Nunez
2Jarrett Parker
3Mac Williamson
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Derek Law
4Cory Gearrin
5George Kontos
6Steven Okert
7Neil Ramirez
8Chris Stratton
9Will Smith