Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/10/13
Just two weeks ago there was speculation that Carl Crawford might start the year on the DL. This move would have allowed the fast rising prospect Yasiel Puig, who had hit over .500 for Spring Training, to give the Los Angeles Dodgers faithful a quick glimpse of the near future. It wasn’t too far out of the question for the Dodgers who were concerned that Crawford wouldn’t even be able to throw the ball back to the infield on balls hit to the outfield. However, it was determined that Crawford would in fact be able to play the field and therefore be ready for opening day. Fast forward to the second week of the season and Crawford is not only playing, but he is tearing it up for the 4-3 Dodgers. The left fielder has already racked up 11 hits in 24 at-bats (.458) with two stolen bases and even though the team around him has not particularly hit well as a whole, he has already scored five runs in his six starts. The player that has shown up in 2013 is the player that the Boston Red Sox t...
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