Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 1 week ago

Crawford is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Enrique Hernandez will man left field and bat leadoff against left-hander Christian Friedrich. Crawford has underperformed all year and isn't even starting everyday against right-handers. There's little appeal here in standard mixed leagues.

Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 2 weeks ago

Crawford is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Dave Roberts will reward Trayce Thompson for his two-homer effort Monday with the start in left field against right-hander Jered Weaver. This marks Crawford's fourth absence in the team's last six games, with all four absences coming against opposing right-handed starters.

Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 2 weeks ago

Crawford is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Trayce Thompson will get the start in left field as Crawford sits for a second straight day, with both absences coming against opposing right-handed starters. There has been no word of an injury setback for Crawford, but he's done little of note with the bat this season, and unless he picks it up in a major way, left field will likely continue to be a revolving door for Los Angeles.

Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 4 weeks ago

Manager Dave Roberts said that Crawford will not start against the Rays this week because the games are all on turf, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Turf fields are especially strenuous on players' backs, and with Crawford just recently coming back from a back injury, Roberts opted to keep the outfielder off the unforgiving surface for the time being. He may return to the lineup over the weekend in Toronto if the Dodgers want to give him a start or two on their turf diamond, but Crawford's best chance to return to the lineup will come Monday when the Dodgers return to Los Angeles to face the Mets.

Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 1 month ago

Crawford is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Due to the Dodgers' outfield depth, manager Dave Roberts will likely have the freedom to rest Crawford every time a lefty takes the mound for the opposing team, including Sunday's matchup against southpaw Drew Pomeranz. Crawford is just 5-for-25 at the dish since returning to the lineup, but that likely isn't the primary reason Enrique Hernandez will receive the start in left field.

Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 1 month ago

Crawford is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford got the start Tuesday in his first game on the field since a back injury sidelined him five games into the season. He managed to go 1-for-3 with a walk in his return, but will be replaced by Enrique Hernandez in Wednesday's lineup, who is batting first and starting in left.

Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 1 month ago

Crawford (back) was activated and is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He rejoined the team Monday after a successful three-game minor league rehab stint, and will slot back into left field and the seven-hole Tuesday to face right-hander Tom Koehler. Crawford figures to see the majority of the time in left with Andre Ethier (leg) out several months, but the Dodgers will shield him from left-handed pitching, affording Enrique Hernandez and Trayce Thompson occasional starts at the position.

Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 1 month ago

The Dodgers won't activate Crawford (back) from the disabled list until Tuesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There was a belief over the weekend that Crawford would make his first appearance Monday since the season's opening week, but manager Dave Roberts prefers that the bullpen boasts an extra arm after the recent series at Coors Field. Look for Crawford to slot into a starting spot in left field upon his activation.

Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 1 month ago

Crawford (back) is expected to rejoin the Dodgers on Monday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford hasn't seen the field for the Dodgers since the third game of the season, as he was placed on the disabled list early on due to back stiffness. He has since been participating in rehab assignments, generating favorable enough results to warrant an activation in the near future. Crawford's return, even if it's on a limited basis, will represent a direct threat to the playing time of Trayce Thompson and Enrique Hernandez.

Carl Crawford LF/DH LAD 1 month ago

Crawford (back) will play a rehab game Sunday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga before rejoining the Dodgers on Monday, J.P. Hoornstra of Southern California News Group reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford is currently on rehab at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he's expected to play out the next few days before transferring to Rancho Cucamonga to finish out the weekend. Barring any sort of setback, Crawford will be recalled Monday, a day later than originally expected, and will return to his platoon role in left field.