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Recovering from wrist surgery, Carl Crawford now also has a sore elbow

Apr 11, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

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Carl Crawford‘s ongoing comeback from wrist surgery became a bit more complicated yesterday when the left fielder traveled to Boston to have his sore left elbow examined by doctors.

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Crawford had been close to playing in extended spring training games before the elbow problems arrived, but adds that “the issue is believed to be minor” and “the remedy could be as simple as cutting back on throwing for a few days.”

Either way, his return will be delayed further. Bobby Valentine has said all along that Crawford will need around 50 at-bats of game action before the Red Sox would consider activating him from the disabled list, so he’s not close to being in Boston’s lineup.

  1. dondada10 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    I really hope Crawford puts this all behind him. But man, this contract is looking like an albatross.

  2. stex52 - Apr 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Kid can’t seem to catch a break. Hope he gets better soon.

  3. pisano - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    I hope for Boston’s sake this guy isn’t the second coming of Nick Johnson.

  4. ezthinking - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    The Angels keep seeming smarter and smarter for not signing this guy.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM

      Yeah, but they have that Wells guy.

  5. buffalomafia - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Crawford always gets hurt!!!!?!!!!

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