Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 Month

Carl Crawford will sit out workouts and game action for at least a few days due to the flu.

Crawford was lifted in the second inning of a Triple-A game against the Mariners on Tuesday; he didn't make the trip to Australia in order to be with his fiancee, who is expecting their child. "Since he was feeling a little ill, there's no reason to rush him back in right now," a training staff member said.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 Month

Carl Crawford (shoulder) is expected to return to playing in minor league games for the Dodgers on Thursday.

Crawford exited Tuesday's game with a little inflammation in his right shoulder, but it's no big deal. He'll sit out Wednesday (which was already a scheduled day off) before returning Thursday. Crawford didn't make the trip to Australia in order to be with his fiance, who is expecting their child.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 Month

Carl Crawford had to leave a minor league game Tuesday due to a minor shoulder injury.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is expected to provide an update from Australia later Tuesday, but it doesn't sound like something that would keep Crawford out Opening Day. The outfielder has remains a the team's spring training complex in Arizona to be with his expecting fiance.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 Month

Dodgers placed OF Carl Crawford on the paternity leave list.

He's now officially out for the club's two games in Australia. Crawford will stay back to be with his fiance as she gives birth but will be back on the roster for Opening Day back in the states.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 Month

Carl Crawford will miss the team's opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia due to the pending birth of his child.

Crawford's girlfriend is expected to give birth in the coming week, and it's an event that Crawford didn't want to risk missing. With Crawford and Matt Kemp both missing, the Dodgers will have to get creative with their outfield for the first pair of games.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 1 Month

Carl Crawford might not travel with the Dodgers to Australia, as he could stay back in order to be with his girlfriend, who is expecting a baby soon.

The Dodgers leave for Sydney on Sunday, so Crawford has a couple days to decide whether or not to make the trip. The outfielder is batting just .136/.321/.136 with no extra-base hits over nine games during Cactus League play.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 2 Months

Carl Crawford (quad) is back in the Dodgers' Cactus League lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

Crawford missed about a week with a mild quad strain. It was not a serious concern for the Dodgers, who are optimistic that Crawford is poised for a bounceback 2014. He said earlier this month that he wants to steal 40 bases.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 2 Months

Carl Crawford (quad) could return to Cactus League action on Tuesday.

Crawford tested out his right quad injury by running the bases on Monday. The outfielder suffered the ailment last Thursday but has been improving steadily and appears nearly 100 percent. Crawford revealed in an interview Sunday that he'd like to steal 40 bases in 2014 and it might be doable if he can keep his legs healthy.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 2 Months

In an interview with Casey Stern on MLB Network Radio, Carl Crawford said Sunday that he'd like to steal 40 bases in 2014.

Crawford said that his legs were feeling great and that he wanted to get back to stealing bases. The 32-year-old outfielder swiped just 15 bases in 19 attempts in 2013, but averaged 50 stolen bases per season over an eight-year stretch from 2003-2010. Fantasy owners would certainly love to see a more aggressive Crawford on the basepaths.

Carl Crawford LF LAD 2 Months

Carl Crawford (quad) expects to return to the lineup Saturday.

Crawford sat out Thursday's game due to quad tightness, but he said Friday that he feels fine. He'll be back in there Saturday as long as it's not raining.