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3 Carl Crawford LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/225 | Birthdate: 8/5/1981 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 14 | Salary: $20,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 32/15 | Average Draft Position: 258.03
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Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford return to Dodgers' lineup for Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/21/2015) Yasiel Puig (hamstring) and Carl Crawford (illness) will return to the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday in San Francisco. 

Puig, who'll hit second and be back in right field, has being dealing with a hamstring issue that's cost him three of the last four games. 

Crawford, who'll hit sixth and return to left field, has sat the last two games with an illness. 

Outfielders Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke will return to the bench.


Dodgers' Puig, Crawford, Grandal, Uribe out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, left fielder Carl Crawford, catcher Yasmani Grandal and third baseman Juan Uribe are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rockies.

Puig was able to return from a tight hamstring Saturday and go 2 for 3 with a walk, but manager Don Mattingly said that the outfielder had a noticeable limp while playing nine innings. Crawford is out of the lineup for the second straight day due to illness. Uribe and Grandal are sitting for the first time in four games.

With several starters sidelined, Justin Turner will bat second and play third base, Andre Ethier will bat fifth and start in right field, Scott Van Slyke will start in left field and bat sixth and A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate and bat eighth against Rockies right-hander Eddie Butler.

Despite the multiple absences, the Dodgers are heavy favorites (-165) Sunday.


Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford out Saturday with illness


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday with an illness, reports MLB.com. Crawford, who has played in nine games to start the season, will be replaced by Andre Ethier in left field. Crawford is hitting .258 with one RBI in 31 at-bats to start the season. 

The Dodgers are currently the favorites (-180) over the Rockies Saturday.


Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (foot) returns to lineup Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) After not starting in Wednesday's contest due to a jammed foot, Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford will bat second and play left field in Friday's contest against the Rockies, the team announced.

Crawford will face right-handed pitcher Kyle Kendrick in the matchup. Crawford is 2 for 6 against Kendrick in his career with no extra-base hits.

The Dodgers are the favorites (-280) over the Rockies.


Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford out of the lineup Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, the team announced.

Crawford suffered a jammed foot in Tuesday's game but is available to come off the bench Wednesdsay. He has missed just one game this season for rest and is hitting .280 with one RBI in 25 at-bats. Scott Van Slyke will replace him in left. The Dodgers are currently the favorites (-137) against the Mariners.


Dodgers' Howie Kendrick comes through with walk off two-run single


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/15/2015) Howie Kendrick delivered a walk off two-run single Tuesday to lift the Dogers over the Mariners, 6-5.

The Dodgers entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 5-4 but were able to rally against Mariners closer Fernando Rodney.

Jimmy Rollins and Carl Crawford scored the tying and winning runs, respectively.

Dodgers' Juan Uribe, Justin Turner remain out of lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Dodgers infielders Juan Uribe (hamstring) and Justin Turner (finger) are not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners.

With both players still dealing with injury, Alex Guerrero, who went 3 for 5 with one home run and four RBI Sunday, will get another start at third base and bat sixth against Mariners lefty James Paxton.

The Dodgers are also keeping shortstop Jimmy Rollins, catcher Yasmani Grandal and left fielder Carl Crawford out of the starting lineup Monday. Darwin Barney will play shortstop and bat leadoff, Scott Van Slyke will man left field and bat fifth and A.J. Ellis will be behind the plate and bat eighth.


Dodgers' Yasiel Puig out, Andre Ethier starting Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, with Andre Ethier set to man right field and left fielder Carl Crawford moving up to bat second.

Puig is just 2 for 17 with six strikeouts to open the season, and he'll get a break from starting Saturday. Ethier is just 0 for 3 so far in his part-time role.


Dodgers' Carl Crawford (shin) back in lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is back in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.

Crawford suffered a shin bruise Saturday but was able to work out Sunday. He's serving as the team's designated hitter Monday and batting second. Crawford is 2 for 6 in three spring games.


Dodgers' Carl Crawford (shin) working out Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is dealing with a shin bruise, but manager Don Mattlingly said that the outfielder would be able to do everything during workouts Sunday except long distance running, TrueBlueLA.com reports.

Crawford said that the swelling in the bruised shin went down overnight, the Orange County Register reports. The issue shouldn't affect Crawford's preparation for the season.


Dodgers LF Carl Crawford is day-to-day with right shin bruise


(3/7/2015) After fouling a pitch off of his right shin in the fourth inning, Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is day-to-day with a right shin bruise, per the Orange County Register.  He finished off the plate appearance with a strikeout and was replaced by Alex Guerrero.  

There have been no x-rays taken as of yet.  His status will be reevaluated throughout the week.


Dodgers looking to trade 1-2 veteran outfielders


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Rival executives expect the Dodgers to trade at least one veteran outfielder, and potentially two, as they attempt to sort out their crowded outfield situation, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Sources suggest Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier are the two outfielders the Dodgers seem most likely to trade, Heyman reports.

FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal reported Sunday the Dodgers are aggressively trying to trade Crawford, Ethier or Matt Kemp. The Dodgers are also considering offering money in a trade since all three players have big contracts.


Hitters to sit in Week 25


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Thinking about starting Carl Crawford, Kurt Suzuki, Mike Napoli, Rougned Odor, Trevor Plouffe or Javier Baez in Fantasy Week 25 (Sept. 15-21)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Carl Crawford continues solid hitting


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford put together a strong performance Monday, as part of a 9-4 win over the Chargers.

Crawford put together his third multi-hit game in his last four starts, as he went 3 for 4 in the win. He drove in three runs with a fifth inning home run, and scored two total in the game, while walking once.

Crawford has raised his batting average nearly 15 points since the start of the month, as he is hitting .429 in 21 September at-bats. He is hitting .276/.315/.387 overall. 


Carl Crawford producing well in part-time role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford hit safely for the sixth time in eight games Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, as he continues to find ways to contribute.

Crawford, who entered the 3-1 win as a reserve, went 1 for 2 in his two trips to the plate. He has been mostly used as a platoon hitter recently, and it has helped his production, as Crawford is 10 for 23 with four stolen bases and eight runs scored over his last eight games. 


Carl Crawford homers, steals base in three-hit game Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford went 3 for 3 with a walk, a home run, three RBI and a stolen base in his team's 8-6 win over the Padres Tuesday.

Crawford gave his team an insurance run with a fifth-inning single that extended the lead to 6-4, and he followed that up with a two-run blast in the seventh to put the game out of reach for the Padres. Crawford's home run was his first since coming off the disabled list in mid-July. He owns a .268/.304/.370 line with five home runs, 29 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 254 at-bats


Report: Carl Crawford on trading block


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Unproductive outfielder Carl Crawford is being offered in trade talks by the Dodgers, per Yahoo! Sports.

Crawford is owed $69.25 million through 2017, which means Los Angeles will likely be forced to pay most of that to any prospective suitor. His stat line of .242/.278/.360 does not warrant that level of income.


Carl Crawford to take fly balls in center field


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that outfielder Carl Crawford will begin taking fly balls in center field, TrueBlueLA.com reports.

Crawford was activated from the disabled list this week, but the Dodgers are set at the corners, leaving the high-priced veteran to fill a reserve role. If he proves he can handle center field on a semiregular basis, it could lead to more of a playing opportunity.


Carl Crawford activated Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford was activated from the disabled list Thursday, according to MLB.com.

Crawford was expected to return from an ankle injury, so the news shouldn't come as a shock. Clint Robinson was designated for assignment in order to make room for Crawford. 


Dodgers not expected to make change to OF alignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday he doesn't expect to change the outfield alignment as Carl Crawford (ankle) is set to return from the disabled list this week, per MLB.com. 

"I'm not really planning on making any big changes right now," Mattingly said.

Mattingly added he's happy with Matt Kemp in left field, and the platoon of Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke in center field.

"I like what's going on in center," Mattingly said. "We're playing pretty well. We'll talk about it. But as long as we're playing well and continue to win, we'll have conversations with everybody."


Carl Crawford looking at Thursday activation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford could be activated as early as Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times

Crawford began a rehab assignment Saturday, and will travel back to Los Angeles Wednesday. Provided he does not experience a setback, Crawford could make his return Thursday. Over 150 at-bats, Crawford is hitting .267/.293/.400. He's attempting to come back from an ankle injury.


Carl Crawford begins rehab assignment Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford went 1 for 2 and scored a run in the first game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque Saturday.

Crawford played four innings in the field before being replaced in the fifth. He was expected to complete six innings, so it's possible he felt some discomfort in his injured ankle. Crawford has been on the disabled list since late May.


Carl Crawford expected to go six innings in first rehab game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is slated to play six innings Saturday at Triple-A.

Crawford is expected to play in a couple rehab games before returning to the major-league roster. He'll see time in the outfield during his first start. Crawford is attempting to come back from an ankle injury.


Carl Crawford set for at least five games at Triple-A


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford's rehab stint at Triple-A Albuquerque, which is set to begin Saturday, will not be a brief one.  

Crawford, who is working his way back from a sprained left ankle, will spend at least most of next week as Albuquerque, manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com Friday.

"Five or six games, at least that," Mattingly said. "Through Detroit [Wednesday] for sure, then we'll see where everything is. It's been a while, over a month for Carl. But when Carl is ready, he'll be back."

Crawford has not played since May 27 due to the injury. 


Carl Crawford beginning rehab assignment Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford will head to Albuquerque to begin a Triple-A rehab assignment Saturday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Crawford is working his way back from an ankle injury that has kept him out since May 27. He has been able to work out and run at the team's complex in Arizona, though it is not yet known how long his assignment is expected to last.