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Carl Crawford to begin rehab games Friday, return Monday

Jul 14, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT

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Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford is right on track in his recovery from a badly strained left hamstring.

According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Crawford is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday evening with Triple-A Pawtucket. If all goes well, he will only be required to play in two rehab games before returning to the Red Sox starting lineup Monday in Baltimore.

Crawford, 29, was batting .243/.275/.384 with six home runs, eight stolen bases and 31 RBI in 277 plate appearances before straining his hamstring in mid-June. He signed a seven-year, $142 million free agent contract with the Red Sox this past December.

  1. pisano - Jul 15, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Note the lack of posts on Crawford’s return, looks like the Boston fans just can’t wait for Carl and his .243 ave. to get back in the line up.

  2. 24missed - Jul 15, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    The second I heard Mr. C. was going to Pawtucket for two games, I bought tickets. Close to home and I get to see him play ~ win/win!

    I’m a Boston fan and can’t wait to see him back with the Sox everyday.

    He was becoming more like his old self prior to his injury. An injury sustained while hustling to first base.

    Bringing up his average is like bringing up the beginning of the team’s season. Why aren’t his defensive skills brought up? He owns that left field.

    And why the hate on any team member? Don’t fans cheer the team on?

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