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Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.259
 
Career Avg.
.290
Name  Carl Crawford
Born  8/5/1981
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  3
Position  LF
Bats  L
Throws  L
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.
 
Hot5/12/2014 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.
 
Cold4/26/2014 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.
 
Cold4/23/2014 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).
 
3/19/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is dealing with the flu and will miss at least a couple of days, according to Ken Gurnick of mlb.com.
Insight: Crawford left Tuesday's game in the second inning and appeared to be clutching his shoulder, leading to speculation of an injury. However, it appears he was just feeling ill. He didn't travel with the team to Australia for its season-opening series against the Diamondbacks because his girlfriend is expected to give birth.
 
3/18/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford was carted off the field after one at-bat in a minor-league game Tuesday and appeared to be holding his right shoulder, according to Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Crawford didn't travel with the team to Australia for its season-opening series against the Diamondbacks because his girlfriend is expected to give birth. He may miss more than two games if his shoulder is injured, which would alleviate the Dodgers' outfield logjam.
 
3/15/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: The Dodgers have already ruled Carl Crawford out for their series in Australia next weekend. SOURCE: Ken Gurnick, Dodgers.com
Insight: This isn't injury-related. Crawford's girlfriend is expected to have their baby next week and he wants to be there when it happens. Crawford should be good to go for the real Opening Day March 30th against the Padres.
 
3/14/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford's girlfriend is expecting a baby any day and he may have to miss the team's season-opening series in Australia. SOURCE: Eric Stephen, truebluela.com
Insight: The Dodgers leave for Australia on March 16 and will play the Diamondbacks on March 22 and 23.
 
3/4/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford (quad) returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, according to Ken Gurnick of mlb.com.
Insight: Crawford has been dealing with a mild quad strain. He played 116 games last season and hit .283, but he had just 15 steals on 19 attempts and hasn't swiped 20 bases or scored 70 runs since 2010. Most of his power is also gone. He's a late-round pick at best.
 
2/28/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford said his quad feels fine and that he expects to play Saturday, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Crawford was out of the lineup the last two days with tightness. He played 116 games last season and hit .283, but he had just 15 steals on 19 attempts and hasn't swiped 20 bases or scored 70 runs since 2010. Most of his power is also gone. He's a late-round pick at best.
 

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