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Carl Crawford “has hit a roadblock” in his recovery

Jun 16, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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Carl Crawford was eligible to come off the disabled list last week, but he’s not close to returning from an ankle injury and Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times writes that the Dodgers outfielder “has hit a roadblock” in his recovery.

He’s been shut down for several days at the team’s spring training complex in Arizona, although manager Don Mattingly described the situation as Crawford’s progress “getting stuck” rather than a setback.

His absence lessened the Dodgers’ outfield logjam, allowing Matt Kemp to get off the bench in left field while Andre Ethier continues to play center field. Before the injury Crawford hit just .267 with four homers and a .693 OPS in 44 games, but he’d been playing well recently.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jun 16, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Remember when he played for the Red Sox and had an injury and while injured they were like “oh you need Tommy John surgery too”?

    This ankle injury will probably result in tonsillitis.

  2. mmeyer3387 - Jun 17, 2014 at 5:37 AM

    I’m still shaking my head in disbelieve that the Red Sox and than Dodgers wanted to take someone with such a large and lengthy contract. Didn’t they see that it didn’t work for Boston. I have nothing against Crawford. But he seems to get hurt often, and he’s a tends to be an inconsistent hitter. Additionally, hitters that depend on speed don’t uselessly age very well, all of which he seems to be proving. Furthermore, the Dodger’s picked up one of the worst contracts this side of the Angles to be on the hook for down the road. If I didn’t know better, it almost seems to be a contest between the Angles and the Dodgers, over who can have the most over paid players.

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