Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford will take a seat Saturday against the left-hander Felix Doubront.
Insight: Crawford has actually hit for a higher average against left-handers this season (.308 vs. 287 against righties), but Scott Van Slyke has a 1.006 OPS against left-handers. Overall, Crawford is batting .291 with seven home runs and 41 RBI and 51 runs scored in 320 at-bats this season, but as usual can't stay healthy.
9/19/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is hitless in eight at bats versus Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Crawford has been hot over the past two weeks, batting .452 covering the past 11 games, but this matchup isn't likely to help those numbers. Overall, Crawford is batting .291 with seven home runs and 41 RBI and 51 runs scored in 320 at-bats this season, but as usual can't stay healthy.
9/11/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford went 4-for-4, including three doubles on Wednesday and finished the series against the Padres, 9-for-12.
Insight: Crawford has been hot and cold from series to series. Before his 9-for-12 with four doubles, homer and five RBI series against San Diego, Crawford was 0-for-5 in three games against Arizona. Last weekend, however, he went 6-for-12 in a series against Washington. Crawford is batting .289 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 309 at-bats this season.
8/27/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is not in the lineup Wednesday at Arizona.
Insight: Crawford is batting .338 with 14 runs and seven steals in August, but he'll get a day off with lefty Wade Miley on the mound. Scott Van Slyke, who has eight doubles, seven homers and 17 walks in 102 plate appearances against lefties this season, is starting in left field.
8/22/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets.
Insight: Crawford has batted .338 with six steals and 11 runs in August, but the team will give him a day off with left-hander Jon Niese on the hill for New York. Lefty masher Scott Van Slyke is in the lineup in Crawford's place.
8/20/2014 12:33:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford went 3-for-3 with a homer, three RBI, a walk, three runs and a stolen base Tuesday against San Diego.
Insight: Crawford has stolen a base in five of his last six games and is hitting .344 in August. He's 5-for-10 (.500) with a triple and a homer against Padres starter Eric Stults, so get him in your lineup Wednesday.
8/13/2014 12:27:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford has gone 13-for-30 (.433) in his last nine games, and he's had success against Braves starter Ervin Santana.
Insight: Crawford is 10-for-32 (.313) with two doubles, two triples and five steals against the Atlanta right-hander. He's a decent option Wednesday.
7/1/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford (ankle) is expected to begin a rehab assignment this weekend, according to Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Crawford hasn't played since May 27 due to an ankle sprain. He was hitting .267 with four homers, 18 RBI, 21 runs and nine steals prior to his injury.
6/17/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford recently had an MRI on his sprained ankle. SOURCE: J.P. Hoornstra, Los Angeles Daily News
Insight: He's gone back to Los Angeles to meet with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, which is never a good sign. Crawford's absence has allowed Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp to play everyday, which has made life a lot easier for manager Don Mattingly.
6/9/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Carl Crawford doesn't have full strength back in his left ankle, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Crawford (.267, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 9 SB) is unlikely to be activated when he's first eligible on Thursday. He's been out since May 28 with a sprained left ankle.
6/6/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Carl Crawford (sprained left ankle) took batting practice Wednesday and is still on pace to return when first eligible (June 12).
Insight: Crawford is batting .267 this season with four homers, 18 RBI, 21 runs and nine steals. The crowded Dodgers outfield situation still remains and other than Yasiel Puig anyone could be out of the lineup on any given day.
5/28/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Carl Crawford has a left ankle sprain and says he's going on the disabled list, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Crawford's X-rays came back negative but "didn't look good." With Crawford out, Matt Kemp should get back in the everyday lineup after getting benched for five straight games due to poor defense.
5/12/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Carl Crawford is not in the lineup for Monday's game against Miami. SOURCE: Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
Insight: He didn't start Sunday's game either. With Crawford (.255, 1 HR, 9 RBI) and Ethier (.264, 2 HR, 16 RBI) splitting time at left field, fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere.
5/6/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Back-to-back three-hit games has Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford's batting average up to .245.
Insight: Crawford is trying to dig himself out of a hole after going 4-for-45 (.089) from April 15 to May 2. He went 8-for-13 with a homer over his last four games.
4/26/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is getting a rest Saturday against the Rockies. SOURCE: Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register
Insight: Crawford got off to a hot start but a recent 1-for-13 slump has driven his average all the way down to .209. Andre Ethier (.194, 2 HR, 13 RBI) is starting in left field on Saturday.
4/23/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Carl Crawford will not start Wednesday against Phillies lefty Cole Hamels.
Insight: Crawford is 1-for-14 (.071) against left-handers this season and is batting .217 with a .543 OPS and four steals in 17 games.
4/21/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Carl Crawford will sit out Monday against the Phillies. SOURCE: Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Crawford is hitting .083 against left-handers this season so it makes sense to give him the night off with Cliff Lee (2-2, 4.00 ERA) throwing for Philadelphia. Scott Van Slyke (.333, 2 HR, 4 RBI) is making his sixth start of the year in left field.
4/15/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles left fielder Carl Crawford is back after sitting out the last two games with tightness in his side.
Insight: Crawford (.306, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4 SB) returns to a three-game hitting streak. He's 3-for-7 in his career against tonight's starting pitcher, Tim Lincecum (0-1, 9.90 ERA).
4/13/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is not in Sunday's lineup because he's dealing with tightness in his right side, according to Ken Gurnick of mlb.com.
Insight: Andre Ethier will keep the starting gig as long as Crawford is out.
4/13/2014 1:15:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles outfielder Carl Crawford is not listed in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Arizona. SOURCE: Ken Gurnick, MLB.com
Insight: Crawford, one of the premier outfielders in the game during his nine-year tenure with Tampa Bay, now finds himself in a platoon situation with Andre Ethier in left field. He's played well this season (.306 AVG in nine games) but may not see enough at bats to be a factor in fantasy leagues. It also hurts that he doesn't steal as many bases as he used to (just 15 last season).
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