Originally written March 02, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Los Angeles Dodgers have shut down outfielder Carl Crawford due to nerve irritation, an ailment that could cause the veteran to start the season on the disabled list. Don Mattingly said Carl Crawford's status for opening day is in question. "This challenges that." — Eric Stephen (@truebluela) March 1, 2013 Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters, including Eric Stephen of SB Nation, that Crawford’s latest setback puts his Opening Day in question. He’s been shut down for at least a week as Los Angeles continues to monitor the irritation. Crawford underwent Tommy John surgery last season. Following the procedure, the Dodgers said they expected the outfielder to be available for the start of the 2013 season. Crawford echoed this sentiment last month, saying he expected to return to the point where he could break camp with the team. However, his latest setback may push back his Dodgers’ debut even further. Los Angeles acquired Crawford along with fellow veterans Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto from the Boston Red Sox last summer. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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