Carl Crawford injury: Dodgers OF shut down

Rob Tringali

The Los Angeles Dodgers have shutdown outfielder Carl Crawford due to minor nerve irritation.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that outfielder Carl Crawford is experiencing minor nerve irritation in his surgically repaired elbow, an ailment that manager Don Mattingly says "challenges" the veteran's chances of being ready for Opening Day, reports Eric Stephen of SB Nation.

Crawford is continuing to rehab from Tommy John surgery, the procedure he underwent last season. During the offseason, the Dodgers said they expected to have the veteran outfielder back by Opening Day, and Crawford echoed these sentiments just last month.

Crawford had been throwing from up to 90 feet and hitting off a tee, but he will not hit or throw for at least another week after being shutdown. He described the discomfort as more of a tightness or soreness than pain, but he admitted that it's frustrating nonetheless.

Los Angeles acquired Crawford from the Boston Red Sox last summer in the trade that sent fellow veterans Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the Dodgers. He hit .282/.306/.479 with 10 doubles and three home runs over 125 plate appearances for the Red Sox last season, but he's yet to make his Dodgers' debut.

Crawford is owed another $102.5 million through 2017. The 31-year-old owns a career line of .292/.332/.441, but he hit only .260/.292/.419 in 2011-12.

Mlbdd-news-insert_medium

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker