Carl Crawford LF LAD 2 days ago

Crawford (oblique) hopes to be activated prior to the All-Star break, David Vassegh of 570 AM LA Sports reports.

Crawford remains without an official timetable at this point, but manager Don Mattingly indicated otherwise. While his return date remains a bit unclear, it shouldn't extend much beyond the All-Star break if it lasts that long. However, the Dodgers' outfield remains crowded, so everyday action won't be guaranteed for the veteran even when he does rejoin the club.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 3 days ago

Crawford (oblique) will not play a rehab game Thursday due to illness.

It looks like just a minor setback for Crawford, and he'll likely miss only a game or two with the ailment.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 6 days ago

Crawford (oblique) will start a rehab assignment at High-A Rancho Cuncamonga on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of reports.

As anticipated, Crawford will begin his stint Tuesday with the hope that he'll be able to return sometime around the All-Star break. The Dodgers have not stated how many games he'll play at High-A, and it's unclear if he'll progress to another minor league level before returning to Los Angeles.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 week ago

Crawford (oblique) is expected to begin a rehab assignment at High-A Rancho Cuncamonga this week, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.

Crawford took live batting practice over the weekend, and he's not expected to require a lengthy rehab stint. The hope is that Crawford will be ready to return sometime around the All-Star break.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 2 weeks ago

Crawford (oblique) is 10 days away from returning to game action, according to manager Don Mattingly, Ken Gurnick of reports.

Crawford was transferred to the 60-day DL at the start of the month, and at this point it's tough to pinpoint when, exactly, he could be back with the Dodgers. Mattingly noted that Crawford will need "significant game action" before returning, so he'll likely remain out until after the All-Star break.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 3 weeks ago

Crawford (oblique) has begun swinging a bat, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Slowly but surely, Crawford is increasing his baseball activities as he sets his sights on a return shortly before the All-Star break. It doesn't sound like he's taking full batting practice or participating in any simulated games just yet, so at this point, a rehab assignment doesn't appear to be on the horizon.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 4 weeks ago

Crawford (oblique) started running Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez reports.

He seems to be recovering fairly slowly, and at any rate he will not be eligible to come off the 60-day DL until the end of June. Continue to monitor his status, but be aware that in his absence several strong challengers for playing time in left field with the Dodgers have emerged.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 month ago

Crawford (oblique) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday,'s Ken Gurnick reports.

The roster move ensures that Crawford will miss at least the next four weeks while he continues to work his way back from a torn oblique. Crawford is still working on strengthening his core muscles, but has no timetable to resume baseball activities as of yet. During Crawford's absence, the Dodgers have been primarily employing a combination of Alex Guerrero and Scott Van Slyke in left field, an arrangement that has yielded respectable results thus far.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 month 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 1 month 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.