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Carl Crawford pulled off rehab assignment with mild groin strain

Jul 7, 2012, 10:56 AM EST

Carl Crawford Reuters

Oh boy. Carl Crawford‘s return to the Red Sox will be delayed yet again, as Evan Drellich of MLB.com reports that the high-priced outfielder was pulled from his minor league rehab assignment due to a mild left groin strain.

Crawford must be shut down for five days before the 20-day window on his minor league rehab assignment can be reset. Of course, he could miss more than five days if additional tests reveal anything serious. He is currently on his way back to Boston for evaluation.

This is the second setback for Crawford since January surgery to remove cartilage from his left wrist. The 30-year-old was diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow in late April.

Crawford batted just .255/.289/.405 with a .694 OPS last season in the first year of a seven-year, $142 million contract. His attempt at redemption will have to wait a little bit longer.

  1. Eberwizzle - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Even with all the money he signed for….he can’t buy a break!

  2. pellypell - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Loved when Samuel Jackson played him in Mr Glass.

  3. neelyisgod - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    {Enter rude NH style name calling here}
    I can’t say I would be in much of a rush either to come back and play for the current state of this team.

  4. mybrunoblog - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Crawford is hurt again? Ortiz is humiliated.

  5. drewsylvania - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    We’ve got him for a long time, might as well be nice to him and see if he rebounds. Negativity isn’t helping.

  6. jimmymfb - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Has Carl been rehabbing with Grady Sizemore?

    • hittfamily - Jul 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

      Brian Roberts think CC is injured too much.

  7. dabossditka - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Crawford needs to man up. Dude was never hurt in Tampa an played his ass off. Big money from a big team and he doesn’t even look like he wants to play anytime soon. Players come back earlier from worse injuries yet this clown keeps hurting himself and straining things. ha ha. What’s bust. He will never live up to his contract.

  8. pisano - Jul 7, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    142 million for the second coming of Nick Johnson. Lackey, Jenks, an a few others, talk about throwing good money after bad!

    • sabatimus - Jul 7, 2012 at 12:58 PM

      Yep: Jenks got released, I don’t want to see Lackey on the mound for this team ever again, and Crawford and Daisuke should be shopped and the Sox should eat the money.

      • pisano - Jul 7, 2012 at 6:36 PM

        Good call, finally a realist.

  9. sabatimus - Jul 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Yes! Now we can keep Nava up for a while longer!

  10. atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Even Kevin Brown and Denny Neagle think this was a bad contract handed out.

  11. giantssb42champs - Jul 7, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    What a steal this guy was.

  12. giantssb42champs - Jul 7, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Theo really knew what he was doing high tailing it out of town!

  13. theskinsman - Jul 7, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    A shame the money wasted on Crawfords’ contract couldn’t be used to get some pitching.He’s a total bust. I hope he’s traded…if any professional team wants an outfielder who can’t stay on the field, or play better than mediocre when he does…sigh…

  14. buffalomafia - Jul 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Another bust in Boston! Go Yanks!

  15. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    All i want to know is does crawford wear a ski mask on payday? I mean if he isnt he otta be

  16. walterwhite1976 - Jul 8, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    Up to this point, Crawford has obviously been a bust, but Im hoping he gets healthy and exacts revenge on his doubters. I watched him struggle all of last year, and think that he’s going to come back with a vengeance soon. He has to in order to survive in Beantown.

  17. baddorange - Jul 8, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    I thought the Rays were crazy to get rid of this guy. If he were here now, along with the Longoria mess, what what a stink

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