Found February 20, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Carl Crawford
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
At Spring Training three days early, Carl Crawford isn't sure when he'll be cleared to hit. Recovering from left wrist surgery in January, the Red Sox's left fielder -- coming off a rough first year in Boston -- refuses to rule out an Opening Day return.

John Henry's words hurt Crawford

We all know that John Henry publicly stated that he was not in favor of the Carl Crawford signing. Of course that was a great thing for him to say following Crawford's performance in 2011. Screw the "Sticks and Stones nursery rhyme, those words hurt. via CSNNE: "I can't do nothing about what he said,'' said Crawford Monday after reporting to spring...

Your Morning Dump...where Crawford is working on his batting stance

  Every morning we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump...  “We pretty much had to start all over,” Crawford said following a 15-minute, welcome-to-spring-training session with reporters. “I had to get my base better so I wasn’t so wide. He saw some areas...

Carl Crawford Arrives at JetBlue Park on Monday Morning

Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford arrived at JetBlue Park a little after 8 a.m. on Monday morning. Crawford, who is still rehabbing from wrist surgery, has no timetable for a full recovery. However, manager Bobby Valentine said last week that he "wouldn’t be surprised if Carl’s a few weeks into the season before he’s really ready." In 2011 -- his first year with the...

Carl Crawford 'Wasn't Happy' With Red Sox Owner John Henry's Criticism, Will Let His Play Do the Talking

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Carl Crawford feels slighted. Making his spring training debut at JetBlue Park on Monday, the Red Sox outfielder expressed his disappointment over the comments Red Sox owner John Henry made about him following the 2011 season. In a radio interview in October, Henry said he "personally opposed" signing Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million deal....

Red Sox LF Crawford reports no issues with wrist

Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford hit off a batting tee Tuesday and reported no problems with his surgically repaired left wrist. Two days after Boston manager Bobby Valentine said Crawford could miss the first few weeks of the season, Crawford said he was ahead of schedule in his rehab from last month's surgery. "I might surprise some people, you never know,"...

Report: John Henry Clarifies Carl Crawford Remarks, Says Signing Was 'Baseball Decision I Ultimately Backed'

Carl Crawford reported to spring training on Monday and admitted that he has a chip on his shoulder regarding Red Sox owner John Henry's comments about his during the offseason. On Tuesday, Henry responded and tried to clarify what he meant when he told 98.5 The Sports Hub that he was "personally opposed" to signing Crawford last year. "At the time I was opposed...

Crawford making progress

Carl Crawford has been making headlines in Ft. Myers as he has arrived early and can do everything but hit. Twitter has blown up with Crawford tweets from Boston sports writers but the most important issue is his progression and time line for return. We don't know exactly when he will be 100%, but the news that he is already there working on everything he is cleared to do...

Carl Crawford Says Wrist Is Better, Still Not Cleared to Swing Bat

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday, Carl Crawford surprised many by strolling into JetBlue Park. The Red Sox outfielder wasted no time joining the action. After a brief conversation with manager Bobby Valentine, Crawford took left field and started shagging fly balls alongside teammates. For now, that'll be the extent of his training. Although Crawford reported...

Red Sox’s Carl Crawford doing some hitting ahead of schedule

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Crawford keeps open mind on return

Carl Crawford isn’t giving up on the idea that he could be ready for Opening Day.

HBT: Crawford 'wasn't happy' Red Sox owner didn't want him

<img align="left" border="0" src="" alt="HBT: Carl Crawford admits he "wasn't happy" when Red Sox owner John Henry said he had been opposed to signing him." style="margin:0 5px 5px 0" />HBT: Carl Crawford admits...

Old wounds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - John Henry probably shouldn’t have said it so openly and honestly because Carl Crawford reacted to the Red Sox owner’s offseason comments that he did not favor signing him with hurt and disappointment yesterday.

Red Sox Are Still Experiencing Fallout From the September Collapse

Hope springs eternal as the Red Sox begin spring training in Fort Myers but it is proving difficult to move beyond the events of last fall.  Because many of the people involved did not address the issue at the end of the season, they are now forced to rehash it with the media upon their arrival to camp.  First there was the Beckett semi mea culpa which may not have been enough...

Video: Crawford gets clean slate with Valentine in Boston

Russ Thaler talks with Lou Merloni of CSN New England about Carl Crawford coming into Red Sox spring training, his issues with ownership, and his chance to start fresh with new manager Bobby Valentine. (NBC Sports)

Carl Crawford, Kelly Shoppach Slated to Appear on 'Red Sox Live From Fort Myers' at 6 p.m. on NESN

The offseason is supposed to be a chance for some down time for major leagues. For Carl Crawford, this past offseason was anything but that. Crawford was the center of a few stories this winter, most notably his wrist problems that led to surgery prior to camp. It's unclear when he'll be back, but the outfielder is already in camp working to get back as soon as possible....
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