Carl Crawford LF LAD 2 days ago

Crawford (oblique) has recently been working on core-strengthening exercises at the Dodgers' extended spring training in Arizona, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

No baseball activities are scheduled as of yet for Crawford, so his return to the Dodgers is likely still at least a few more weeks away. He's been out since late April with the torn oblique muscle.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 6 days ago

Crawford (oblique) is not close to returning, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Crawford continues to rehab at the team's spring training complex, but manager Don Mattingly said the club has had to "back off certain things" with the outfielder. Apparently, he's still feeling some discomfort in his oblique during some exercises.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 week ago

Crawford (oblique) has not yet resumed baseball activities, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

He's been working out at the Dodgers' spring training complex in Arizona. Crawford has been on the shelf since the end of April with a torn oblique, and it appears that he's still at least a few weeks away from returning to the Dodgers.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 month ago

Crawford (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

Crawford suffered a fairly serious tear of his oblique recently, so there's a good chance his absence lasts longer than the minimum 15 days. Fortunately for the Dodgers, outfield is one position the team is deep at, and they will look to Scott Van Slyke, Andre Ethier and the recently-recalled Kike Hernandez to fill in while Yasiel Puig nurses a hamstring injury of his own.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 month ago

Crawford has been diagnosed with a torn oblique and is headed to the 15-day DL, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

The Dodgers have yet to offer up an estimated timetable for Crawford's return, but the outfielder said it's a pretty bad tear, so an extended absence is likely in store. Crawford's trip to the disabled list marks his fifth DL stint in four years. Enrique Hernandez was recalled to bolster the team's outfield depth with Yasiel Puig (hamstring) also out.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 month ago

Crawford (oblique) may require a stint on the disabled list, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Crawford will be re-evaluated Tuesday, after exiting Monday's game against the Giants in the third inning due to tightness in his right side. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he thinks it's an oblique injury, adding that it could take about a month to heal. If Crawford misses an extended period of time, it will free up some at-bats for Alex Guerrero, Scott Van Slyke and Andre Ethier.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 month ago

Crawford prematurely exited Monday's game against the Giants in the third inning with tightness in his right side, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The extent of Crawford's injury is still undetermined but further news on his availability should be released in due time. He was replaced in the lineup by Scott Van Slyke on Monday and Van Slyke or Alex Guerrero could see added playing time if Crawford's injury requires rest.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 month ago

Crawford left Monday's game against the Giants in the third inning with an unspecified injury, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Crawford should be considered day-to-day until the Dodgers release further information on the matter. The 33-year-old was replaced by Scott Van Slyke on Monday and Van Slyke may benefit from more time in the lineup if Crawford is ultimately dealing with a significant injury.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 month ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

With lefty Madison Bumgarner on the bump for San Francisco, manager Don Mattingly has all but rid his lineup of lefty-only bats (with the exception being Clayton Kershaw). Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson will all ride the pine. Scott Van Slyke will start in left field and bat fifth.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 month ago

Crawford (illness) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Crawford missed two games due to a stomach bug, but it seems he's back at full strength following Monday's team off day. The Dodgers' left fielder is 3-for-13 with one extra-base hit and one strikeout in his career against Tuesday's starter Tim Lineceum.