LOS ANGELES Carl Crawford held up the sparkling white Dodgers home jersey so that photographers could get their shots, but after taking a look at his name and number on back, he asked if he could try it on.
Feels good, he said, smiling.
After what Crawford has been through, it probably feels better than good. Hes getting a new start in LA, is putting the turmoil of 1 seasons in Boston behind him and hoping hes ready for spring training after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow two months ago.
At the moment, Crawford sounds optimistic hell be ready to swing a bat when camp opens in February, although it may take a while before he begins throwing.
Right now, Im ahead of schedule, he said. Im shooting for spring training. Thats definitely a goal of mine. I think Ill be ready.
Although he officially became a Dodger in the mega-trade with the Red Sox last August, Crawford didnt make his first appearance at Dodger Stadium until Friday morning. He had wanted to join his n...