Found June 19, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants had to play a portion of their win over the San Diego Padres last night without Brandon Crawford.  Crawford slid into second base in the second inning and suffered sprains to his right index and middle fingers.  The injury was significant enough for him to be forced from the game. According to Andrew Owens of MLB.com, Crawford will likely sit out tonight's game against the Padres as he rests the fingers.  X-rays came back negative, so that's a good sign, but manager Bruce Bochy wants to let Crawford rest the fingers. "He jammed them pretty good sliding into second," Bochy said. "We're optimistic he'll play Thursday. He couldn't get a good grip of the ball." Crawford has been an invaluable piece of the Giants roster for the last few seasons.  He has increasingly improved his offense while always playing hard in the field and always hustling.  He is the type of player that quickly becomes a fan-favorite.  So far this season, Crawford is hitting .285/.348/.421 with five home runs.  So far, it has been the best offensive performance of his career.  Overall, Crawford is a .249/.313/.357 hitter in three seasons. Blogging for Susie Crawford was replaced by Nick Noonan.  Noonan will probably start in Crawford's place today as well.  The 24-year old Noonan is playing in his first Major League season.  He is hitting .211/.253/.239.  Of course, the Giants expect he will be able to improve on those numbers as he gets more consistent playing time. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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