According to Sean McAdam on twitter, Carl Crawford may have to pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews to have his ailing elbow checked out.

Crawford, the proud owner of a seven year deal signed in December of 2010 for $142 million with the Red Sox, had surgery in January to clean up cartilage in his wrist, an injury he dealt with for most of the 2011 season.  After being cleared for extended spring training games two weeks ago, Crawford experienced soreness in his left elbow, serving only as a designated hitter.

His terrible .255/.289/.405 slash line in 2011 also came with an unexpected 18 stolen bases, the second worst total of his major-league career. He posted a fWAR of 0.2 in 2011, after a 7.6 fWAR in 2010 with the Rays.

You may just see a little more of the Marlon Byrd, Darnell McDonald, Cody Ross, Ryan Sweeney and Jason Repko conglomerate in the Boston outfield in 2012.

Comments (5)

  1. Hahah. I don’t laugh at Crawford being injured but rather the pure tragedy that is the Red Sox. They remind me of a slow motion finale of a large game of Jenga.

  2. I said to some of my friends before the season started that I just felt like the Sox were not as good as all the pre-season previews seemed to indicate that I felt like there was a collapse coming.
    I didn’t really have any good evidence. Just the feeling…

    I never imagined it would be this spectacular though. the hits just keep on coming!

    *note: I don’t cheer for people to get injured, so I feel bad for Crawford. I just don’t feel bad for the Red Sox.

  3. A dog at the pound who goes into the back room has better chances than a player going to see Dr. James Andrews.

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