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Crawford is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, according to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News.

Crawford, who tallied five hits over his last four games, will sit in favor of Joaquin Arias with the Giants facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Sunday.

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Crawford doubled, homered, and walked in four plate appearances Friday against the Dodgers.

Yes, sometimes he does look like a legitimate offensive threat. Crawford is still batting just .238/.320/.381, but with nine homers, at least he has a little pop for a middle infielder.

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Crawford is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

A pair of three-hit games this month have helped ease concerns regarding Crawford's bat, but with lefty Wade Miley on the hill for Arizona on Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy will turn to Joaquin Arias to man short. Crawford may very well continue to sit against tough lefties, but he should be in there to face nearly all opposing right-handers.

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Crawford (shoulder/hip) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.

Crawford was officially listed as taking a rest day Saturday despite the hip and shoulder injuries, and it appears justified as he is back in the lineup today, batting ninth.

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Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday with a sore hip and shoulder, CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly reports.

He's going to get some treatment Saturday, and it's just being labeled a rest day, so he should be back in the lineup in short order. Matt Duffy will get the start at shortstop Saturday.

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Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Crawford missed some time late last month with a shoulder concern but his absence Saturday does not appear to be related. Rather, it seems manager Bruce Bochy is just sitting Crawford with tough lefty David Price on the hill for Detroit. Matt Duffy gets the nod at short.

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Crawford (shoulder) went 2-for-3 with an RBI and his fourth stolen base of the season Saturday.

Crawford has been battling a minor shoulder injury for almost a week now, but Saturday's performance is a good sign that he is starting to overcome it. He is known for getting hot for stretches of time, so if he truly is over the shoulder soreness, then Saturday's multi-hit game may be the start of something.

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Crawford (shoulder) returned to the lineup Friday and went 0-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.

Fortunately for Crawford owners, the shoulder injury that caused him to miss Thursday's game doesn't seem to be too serious, but it's an ailment that bothered him for nearly a week prior to the brief absence.

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Crawford will miss Thursday's game due to a sore shoulder, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Crawford said his shoulder has been bothering him for the past four-to-five days, likely explaining why he was held out of the lineup Wednesday as well. The issue primarily presents problems for Crawford only when he throws, so he would still seem to be available off the bench Thursday as a pinch-hitting option.

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Crawford is out of the lineup Wednesday.

Matt Duffy will get the rare start at shortstop. It's a surprising move, as Franklin Morales (a lefty) is pitching for Colorado, and Crawford is hitting .287 against southpaws this season.