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Carl Crawford to begin rehab assignment Sunday

Jun 29, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

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Carl Crawford is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, reports Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles.

Crawford has been sidelined since June 1 with a strained left hamstring. The 31-year-old is slated to play two games as designated hitter and two in the outfield, so there’s a chance he could rejoin the Dodgers as soon as next Thursday if all goes well.

With Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, and Andre Ethier already in the outfield, something will have to give once Crawford is back to full health. Puig isn’t going anywhere at this point, so many believe Ethier will be the odd man out.

Crawford is batting .301/.358/.470 with 18 extra-base hits (five home runs), 13 RBI, and nine stolen bases in 51 games this season.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Jun 29, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Great value for a fourth outfielder!

  2. pisano - Jun 29, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    What a bargain this guy is.

  3. cmmk74 - Jun 30, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    He is always hurt. That’s what happens when you don’t play every day.

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