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Carl Crawford recently began a throwing program

Jan 15, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

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Hey, look, it’s positive news about Carl Crawford:

Appearing on 710 ESPNLA Tuesday, Dodgers president Stan Kasten said he had just gotten a positive medical report, including video, and that the four-time All-Star has lost 10 pounds since last season and has started to throw.

“At no time has he felt he wouldn’t be ready for Opening Day,” Kasten said. “That’s exactly how we feel.”

This comes from ESPN Los Angeles’ Mark Saxon.

Crawford underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in late August, but he has experienced no setbacks up to this point and is on track to be fully healthy for the beginning of the 2013 regular season.

The 31-year-old has been a major disappointment since signing a seven-year, $142 million free agent contract with the Red Sox in December 2010. He batted just .255/.289/.405 in 2011 and .282/.306/.479 last season.

  1. historiophiliac - Jan 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM


  2. tfbuckfutter - Jan 15, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    UPDATE: He threw so hard he tore his taint and needs a replacement.

    Out for the year.

    And probably next year too. Taint replacements can be difficult, what with all the rehabbing and minor league setbacks and such things of that nature.

    May even take 3 years….how long is his contract for?

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jan 16, 2013 at 1:16 AM

      You’re reaching man.

    • ugglasforearms - Jan 16, 2013 at 5:49 AM

      I, for one, appreciate your cynicism.

  3. mymaria2012 - Jan 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Reblogged this on mymaria2012 and commented:
    Always luv Carl Crawford. He’s an ex- Ray don’t ya know! He sure has struggled since he left us. Hope he has a better year this year.

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