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Carl Crawford gets cortisone shot for strained left elbow

Jul 28, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

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Carl Crawford missed yesterday’s game and is out of the lineup this afternoon as well because of a strained left elbow.

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Crawford got a cortisone injection in the elbow Tuesday night, which usually knocks players out of commission for at least a couple days.

Crawford told Abraham that he hopes to rejoin the lineup tomorrow night for the start of a three-game road series against the White Sox, admitting that the elbow “has been bothering me for a little while, more when I throw than with my swing.”

Since returning last week from a month-long stint on the disabled list for a hamstring injury Crawford is 10-for-35 (.286) with two doubles and a .685 OPS in eight games. His overall .663 OPS is 118 points below his career norm coming into the first season of a seven-year, $142 million deal.

  1. SmackSaw - Jul 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Had the Angels signed Crawford, they would’ve gotten the same amount of suck they’re getting from Wells.

  2. pisano - Jul 28, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Boy this guy has been a great buy, what the hell is going to go wrong next. I’m not a Sox fan, but I feel for any team that pays the kind of money these teams pay and get the problems that comes along with them.Look at guys like Dice-k, Lackey (aka Lacking) and in the Yankees case AJ Burnett and one of the biggest bust of all time Kei Igawa. I guess they roll the dice and hold their breath.

  3. kingbuccaneer - Jul 28, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    hahahahahahahahahah

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