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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
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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
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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

Brandon Crawford (finger) is back in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Crawford missed four games with a dislocated left pinkie, but he's ready to give it a go in this one. Crawford is at shortstop and batting seventh against Clayton Richard and the Padres. Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan are sitting out against the lefty, as the Giants have Buster Posey at first base and Gorkys Hernandez in center field.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 02:35:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (finger) will try to take batting practice on Saturday.

He's missed the Giants' last four games with a dislocated pinkie. If Saturday's BP session goes well, Crawford could return to the lineup as soon as Sunday. Ehire Adrianza will draw another start at shortstop Saturday against the Padres.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 08:36:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (finger) could return to the Giants lineup on Sunday.

He's expected to try taking some dry swings on Friday to see how his dislocated finger responds. The hard-hitting shortstop has been on the shelf since Tuesday when he sustained the injury while sliding. Ehire Adrianza should draw another start in his absence on Saturday.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 08:49:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (finger) remains out of the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

Crawford suffered a dislocated finger during Tuesday's game and hasn't been able to return since. Ehire Adrianza will once again start at shortstop and bat eighth for the Giants against Edwin Jackson and the Padres.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (finger) remains out of the Giants starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres.

Crawford suffered a dislocated pinkie finger while sliding into third base during Tuesday's game. He's still considered day-to-day. Ehire Adrianza is getting another start in his place at shortstop and will bat seventh against Christian Friedrich and the Padres.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (finger) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

Crawford dislocated his left pinkie finger while sliding into third in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers. His injured digit was subsequently placed in a splint and he is considered day-to-day. Ehire Adrianza earns the start at shortstop in his place on Wednesday, batting eighth.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 07:39:00 PM

Brandon Crawford is considered day-to-day following negative X-rays on his dislocated left pinkie finger.

Crawford suffered the injury to his glove hand on a slide into third base Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium and Giants manager Bruce Bochy said after the game that he expects to see some Ehire Adrianza at shortstop over the next couple of days. Joe Panik missed exactly three games last year with a similar injury. It looks like the Giants may have dodged a bullet with this one, though any kind of absence is a big deal with only 11 games remaining on the regular-season schedule.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 02:25:00 AM

Brandon Crawford has been diagnosed with a dislocated left pinkie finger.

Crawford suffered the injury on a second-inning slide into third base Tuesday night against the Dodgers. It's on his glove hand, so that helps, but both hands are bat hands and Crawford figures to miss at least a handful of games. He's one of the best all-around players on the Wild Card-hunting Giants, who have fallen fast into a three-way battle with the Mets and Cardinals. Ehire Adrianza took over at shortstop on Tuesday versus Los Angeles.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 11:16:00 PM

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

Crawford looked to jam his hand or wrist on a hard slide into third base in the top of the second inning. He was thrown out from left field by Andrew Toles on a play that ended that second frame. There should be an update on Crawford within the next hour or so. This could be a crusher for San Francisco.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Brandon Crawford is absent from the Giants' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a routine day off. Ehire Adrianza will fill in at shortstop. Angel Pagan is also getting a breather, as Jarrett Parker is in left field.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 12:15:00 PM

Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases and a run scored as the Giants outlasted the Cubs 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in Chicago.

Crawford used his wheels to their full extent on Saturday, swiping a pair of bases and dashing home on a wild pitch for the club's third run in the sixth inning. For the season, he's hitting .273/.338/.443 with 12 homers, 77 RBI and six stolen bases.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 05:57:00 PM

Brandon Crawford roped a solo home run on a two-hit night as the Giants lost to the Braves on Saturday.

The shortstop was batting in the clean-up spot tonight and obliged by hitting his 12th home run of the season. The solo shot gave the Giants an early lead but they couldn't hold on. Crawford carries a .274 batting average with 75 RBI and 55 runs scored.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 12:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
3Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Jimmy Rollins
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
3Gordon Beckham
4Jae-gyun Hwang
LF1Jarrett Parker
2Mac Williamson
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
3Slade Heathcott
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Albert Suarez
7Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Will Smith
4Derek Law
5Steven Okert
6Cory Gearrin
7George Kontos
8Josh Osich
9Bryan Morris
10Neil Ramirez
11Jose Dominguez
12Michael Roth
13Matt Reynolds