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Carl Crawford hitless in first minor league rehab game

Jun 23, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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Good news for the Red Sox, as WEEI’s Alex Speier brings word that Carl Crawford began a minor league rehab assignment today with the organization’s Gulf Coast League affiliate.

Crawford, who had offseason wrist surgery and was later diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, went 0-for-3 with two walks while serving as the designated hitter. He was retired on a couple ground outs and a fly out to center field.

Crawford figures to DH for a few more games before testing his elbow by playing the field. Assuming the high-priced outfielder spends the maximum 20 days on his rehab assignment, that will set him up to return when the Red Sox begin the second half of the season on July 13 against the Rays in St. Petersburg.

Of course, Crawford isn’t the only member of Boston’s outfield on the comeback trail. Jacoby Ellsbury has been taking batting practice and running the bases this week as he recovers from a right shoulder subluxation and could soon be ready for a rehab assignment of his own.

  1. trapper17 - Jun 23, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Oh boy can’t wait for craw bust. Ellsbury I’m excited about he is a slow revoverer though a little soft but I’ll take him

  2. buffalomafia - Jun 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Good nicknamw Crawbust always gets hurt!

    He reminds me of the mafia boss in the movie A Bronx Tale “Wasted Talent”

    • pisano - Jun 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      buffalo… the problem is Crawfords talent is question mark.

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