Posted August 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Carl Crawford
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford has had season-ending surgery on his left elbow. The procedure to replace the torn ulnar collateral ligament in Crawford's throwing arm was performed Thursday by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. The Red Sox said they expect Crawford to make a full recovery, estimated to take six to nine months. Crawford, who could be ready by spring training, is in the second season of a seven-year, $142 million contract with Boston. He hit. 282 with three homers and 19 RBIs after batting .255 with 11 homers and 56 RBIs last year. He missed the first 89 games this season while recovering from left wrist surgery, then hurt his elbow in April while rehabbing. He came off the disabled list July 16.

Immediate Surgery the Right Decision for Carl Crawford

It was officially announced that Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will have season-ending Tommy John surgery this Thursday. After discussing the idea with management, all were in agreement that now is the best time. After having such a terrible season last year, respect must be given to Crawford for attempting to play this season so he can prove to everyone that the talent...

Crawford has Tommy John surgery

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Thursday as scheduled, the team announced. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. Although Crawford is out for the remainder of this season, the team expects him to make a full recovery. The procedure was performed to replace the torn ulnar collateral ligament...

Report: Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford Yet to Waive No-Trade Clauses to Allow Deal With Dodgers to Proceed

The blockbuster deal between the Red Sox and Dodgers might be close, but there are still plenty of things that need to happen before the trade is official. As a player with 10 years of major league experience, five of which have been with the Sox, Josh Beckett has a built-in no-trade clause that he would have to waive or a deal to proceed. While Carl Crawford has not been with the...

Yankeetorial: And so we close the book on the great Yankee-Boston rivalry of the early New Millenium (and Lackey cries, what about me?)

Oh, well... so much for the Greatest Team Evah.I feel like the mutt reporter in the final moments of "King Kong." A kid points to the gorilla on the sidewalk, and I say, "It wasn't them planes that killed the beast. T'was beauty that killed the beast." No, I'm not saying Carl Crawford is pretty.The word is hubris, folks. Hubris. Whenever the dictator...

Ben Cherington Pulled Trigger Because Red Sox Needed 'Bold Move' Not 'Cosmetic Changes'

BOSTON -- A new era is upon the Red Sox. During a 25-minute news conference, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington validated the decision to trade Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the Dodgers by emphasizing the need for discipline. Not discipline within the clubhouse –– even though it's a ramification of the deal –– but discipline in spending...

Los Angeles Dodgers: Making Sense of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford Trade for LA

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reeled in Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett from the Boston Red Sox, but what does it mean for Los Angeles? In what should be the most expensive move in MLB history, Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Dodgers proved to be a match made in heaven for the lowly Boston Red Sox. While the move is undeniably thrilling...

Red Sox Proposed Blockbuster Deal Would Give Team Salary Cap Flexibility Going Forward (Video)

There's supposedly a deal in place that would send a number of Red Sox packing and bring in a whole bunch of prospects with tons of talent. But there is one unmistakable positive for Boston: the salary cap flexibility. If the proposed deal, which includes the likes of Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, goes through it could save the Red Sox up to $270 million over...

Proposed deal signals chance of direction for Red Sox

Holy cow. A regular old day of playing out the string quickly turned into something astounding when news broke of the proposed nine-player megadeal that would send more than $270 million worth of Red Sox -- Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto -- to Los Angeles for first baseman James Loney and four prospects. The deal won't be complete until at least...

Vote: What Grade Would You Give the Red Sox for Saturday's Blockbuster Trade?

Now that the trade is official, Red Sox Nation can finally bid its finally adeius to Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. However, the final judgment on this trade will not just come from what the Red Sox gave up, but what they received from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The final verdict may not come for years, but hey, who's for waiting when it comes to form an opinion...

Red Sox Trade Press Conference

Watch Ben Cherington's press conference on the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers.  The presser gets underway at 5pm Eastern and will be streamed live below.

Splash Hits: 8/25/12

Red Sox Hit Reboot, Dodgers Pick Up Pieces | FanGraphs Baseball Headed to Los Angeles: Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto. Chad Moriyama – Trade Analysis: Dodgers Blockbuster Improves Team But Carries Significant Risk + GIF Reactions A Dodgers blogger’s take on the big trade. Bruce Bochy aims at .500 After last night’s victory, Bruce Bochy is now at...

Dodgers and Red Sox complete blockbuster deal

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