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Brandon Crawford | Shortstop | #35

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 signed SS Brandon Crawford to a six-year, $75 million contract extension.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal provided the details of the contract, which includes a full no-trade clause. Crawford was previously eligible to be a free agent after 2017, but he will now be locked up through the 2021 season. The 28-year-old shortstop holds a career triple-slash of .246/.313/.383 in his five seasons with the Giants. Known as a strong defender, he broke out offensively in 2015 with a .256/.321/.462 batting line to go along with 21 homers, 84 RBI and six steals. He made his first All-Star appearance in July and recently won his first career Silver Slugger Award and Gold Glove Award. Tue, Nov 17, 2015 06:07:00 PM

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Brandon Crawford (calf, oblique) has returned to the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

Crawford has been limited to just six games since August 26 due to his array of ailments, but it sounds as though he's ready to go. Fantasy owners can safely activate him for the stretch run.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 06:53:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf, oblique) could be used as a pinch-hitter Wednesday.

Crawford remains out of the lineup, but he took batting practice Wednesday and said it went well. The shortstop is expected to be back in the Giants' lineup on Friday. He's played just six games since August 26 due to left calf tightness and left oblique tightness.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 08:23:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf, oblique) is likely to return to the Giants' lineup on Friday.

There's an outside chance he could play Wednesday, but with an off day Thursday it makes sense for the Giants to hold Crawford back until Friday. The shortstop has played just six games since August 26 because of tightness in his left calf and left oblique but has resumed hitting with no issues.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 07:52:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf, oblique) remained out of the Giants' lineup Monday.

Crawford played catch and swung off a tee Sunday and will field grounders and hit in the cage Monday. He could return to the lineup pretty soon, but it's Ehire Adrianza again filling in at shortstop in this one. Crawford has played just six games since August 26 because of tightness in his left calf and left oblique.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf, oblique) will play catch and swing off a tee Sunday.

Crawford hasn't played since aggravating his left calf and oblique injuries last Tuesday. He's feeling better, though, and there's an outside chance he could be available off the bench Sunday. Ehire Adrianza is again filling in at shortstop.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf, side) recently underwent an MRI for his ailments.

It's actually not clear which, or how many, injuries Crawford had checked out, as he's dealing with tightness in both his left side and left calf. Even so, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he thinks Crawford could be back in the lineup in a day or two. Crawford left Tuesday's game due to the injuries and was out of the lineup Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 07:59:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf, side) is not in the Giants' lineup against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Crawford left Tuesday's game with tightness in his left calf and left side, and it's still unclear how severe the injury might be. Nick Noonan got the start at shortstop in Crawford's absence.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 06:53:00 PM

Brandon Crawford exited Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks with tightness in his left calf and his left side.

Those are the two ailments Crawford has dealt with over the last two weeks. It's obviously terrible news for a Giants club whose playoffs hopes are looking slimmer by the day. The shortstop figures to be out for a significant period of time.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 11:44:00 PM

Brandon Crawford left Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks with an undisclosed injury.

Crawford has dealt with an oblique injury and more recently a bruised calf, but it's unclear what forced his exit in this one. The Giants should have more on his status soon.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 11:04:00 PM

Brandon Crawford went 0-for-4 on Monday and is in a 4-for-41 slump.

Crawford has also been stuck on 19 homers for a full month now. He's still had a terrific overall season, but he's in quite a rut at the moment. Then again, so are the Giants as a whole.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 07:25:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf) is back in the Giants' lineup Friday.

Crawford hasn't played since being hit in the left calf by a pitch Monday. This is just his second start in 10 days due to oblique and calf ailments.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 05:53:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf) remains out of the Giants starting lineup on Thursday.

He indicated Thursday that he's feeling better and will test the calf before batting practice, so he does appear to be inching closer to a return. Ehire Adrianza will once again get the call in his place and bat eighth for the Giants.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf) is out of the Giants' lineup again Wednesday.

Crawford is still sidelined after being hit in the left calf by a pitch during Monday's game. Ehire Adrianza is starting in Crawford's place against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Brandon Crawford is not available to play Tuesday due to a bruised left calf.

Crawford was hit in the calf by a pitch Monday and it swelled up on him overnight. It's merely a day-to-day ailment. Ehire Adrianza is at shortstop in Crawford's place.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 08:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Trevor Brown
4George Kottaras
5Miguel Olivo
1B1Brandon Belt
2Kyle Blanks
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Ramiro Pena
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Hak-Ju Lee
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
3Ryan Lollis
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Chris Heston
6Matt Cain
7Clayton Blackburn
8Kyle Crick
9Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Ian Gardeck
7Steven Okert
8Cory Gearrin
9Jacob Smith
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway
12Vin Mazzaro
13Braulio Lara