Found April 14, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford could start playing in extended spring training games next week. Crawford has been recovering from offseason wrist surgery. He also had a minor strain in his left elbow that is not considered serious. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Crawford will initially serve as a designated hitter in spring training games. Crawford had a rocky first season with the Red Sox, batting .255 with 11 home runs and 56 RBIs. Boston had a huge setback when center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, last year's AL MVP runner-up, injured his shoulder Friday and is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks.
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