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Carl Crawford leaves game with apparent hamstring injury

Jun 1, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

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Matt Kemp was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with a hamstring injury, but fellow outfielder Carl Crawford could soon be joining him.

According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Crawford left today’s game against the Rockies after legging out a double in the third inning. Nothing official yet from the team, but Crawford was clutching at the back of his left leg, so it’s fair to say that he’s dealing with a hamstring issue.

The Dodgers have used Skip Schumaker and Andre Ethier in center field during Kemp’s absence, but some reinforcements for the outfield could be added in the coming days. Yasiel Puig, Alex Castellanos, and Joc Pederson are among the possibilities. For what it’s worth, Puig has played center field in each of the past two days with Double-A Chattanooga, which is an indication that the Dodgers are evaluating him for a call-up to the majors.

  1. dodger88 - Jun 1, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Colleti is in the booth and says early signs are a cramp; could be sidelined 2-3 days.

  2. xjokerz - Jun 1, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    hopefully they call up puig now.

    • yahmule - Jun 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM

      Nah, they want to wait until they’re hopelessly out of the race.

  3. gotampabay52 - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Ever since he left Tampa he has played how many games?

  4. steelers88 - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    This guy is always injured!

  5. moseskkim - Jun 1, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    He’s been solid this year and hopefully it’s nothing serious. Dodgers can’t afford to keep losing their best players.

  6. tfbuckfutter - Jun 1, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Probably should play it safe and just get him a new one now.

    No need to drag it out.

  7. thicklug - Jun 2, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    The Dodgers must be thrilled, now they have $84 million dollars of payroll on the DL.

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