Carl Crawford LF LAD 3 days 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 4 days 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.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 7 days ago

Crawford (illness) won't be in the lineup Sunday.

A stomach bug will cost Crawford his second straight absence from the lineup. It's possible that Crawford could still be available off the bench Sunday, but Scott Van Slyke will step in to cover left field for him.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 week ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday due to illness, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Although Crawford will miss at least one start due to the illness, this comes as generally good news for owners, as his absence is unrelated to the ankle stiffness he battled earlier in the week. Andre Ethier will be afforded yet another start, this time in left field.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 week ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

There hasn't been any indication that Crawford's absence is related to the ankle stiffness he battled earlier in the week, but something seems amiss considering a right-hander in Jordan Lyles is on the hill for Colorado. Perhaps manager Don Mattingly is just rewarding Andre Ethier for his strong recent play.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 week ago

Crawford (ankle) is in the lineup hitting second Friday against the Rockies, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.

He was dealing with a stiff ankle but was able to make a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday and after an off day Thursday he appears to be over the ankle issue and can be deployed accordingly.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 week ago

Crawford is dealing with a stiff ankle, but was able to make a pinch-hit appearance in the seventh inning Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez reports.

This makes sense, as it seemed strange that Crawford was replaced in the lineup Wednesday by Scott Van Slyke with a righty on the mound. The Dodgers have a day off Thursday, so hopefully Crawford will be able to rest up and get back in the lineup Friday against the Rockies.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 week ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

It's kind of a weird spot to sit Crawford against a righty, Taijuan Walker, considering the Dodgers are opting to give Scott Van Slyke, a noted lefty killer, the start in left. It's possible Crawford just needed a day off and Van Slyke was the only healthy option with Andre Ethier starting in right field with Yasiel Puig banged up. Make sure to check back on Crawford's status heading into Friday's game against the Rockies.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 2 weeks ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Monday against the Mariners.

Crawford will receive a day off Monday with the left-handed James Paxton on the mound. Scott Van Slyke will start in his place, but Crawford should rejoin the lineup Tuesday.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 3 weeks ago

Crawford has started the team's first two games in left field, going 2-for-6 with a pair of doubles.

It appears Crawford will be in there against right-handers over Andre Ethier, with Scott Van Slyke likely seeing most of his time versus LHP.