All posts tagged carl crawford

→ Carl Crawford shut down with nerve irritation, status for Opening Day in question

I wish him the best and hope he makes a full recovery. That said, I am glad he’s not on the Red Sox anymore.

→ 6 Months would be Early for Crawford to be Back from Surgery

Good thing they did not have him have the surgery earlier. Now, we get a whole 7 months of wondering if he’ll be ready for opening day.

→ Crawford to ask for Tommy John Surgery

Might as well get it done now and get ready for next year. Use the rest of the season to get Ryan Kalish more playing time.

UPDATE: Ben Cherrington says no request for the surgery has been made.

→ Rosenthal starts Crawford to be Traded Rumors

The Boston Red Sox are contacting teams to gauge their trade interest in Crawford, according to major-league sources.

No trade appears close. Such a deal would be difficult to accomplish, given the size of Crawford’s contract and his lingering elbow problems. But the first lesson of the July 31 non-waiver deadline is that nothing is impossible.

Ugh. The last thing this team needs is another distraction.

Crawford still taking swings, 10-14 days from throwing

Crawford still taking swings, 10-14 days from throwing:

Carl Crawford has progressed to taking 60 swings off the tee as well as 15 soft-toss swings, and he said Tuesday he’s 10-14 days away from what he called the “true test” for his elbow — throwing.

I’m pretty much resigned to Crawford not playing at all this year. In fact, this has the feeling of a lost season for the Sox overall. There’s still over a hundred games left to this season, so hopefully I’m wrong.