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MLB Injury News:
Brandon Crawford's playing status was noted as day to day Saturday by Giants manager Bruce Bochy just a day after the shortstop received a bruise on his left foot during an eighth-inning collision with Arizona right-hander Heath Bell.
The afflicted area is on the outer left edge of Crawford's foot, which he reported as feeling sore. Bochy said that Crawford's foot also was somewhat swollen.
.@bcraw35 out more due to foot than lefty pitcher. Bochy also insists he will not wear Posey down and wanted him to play 1B once v AZ.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) July 20, 2013
Yet Crawford felt well enough to pinch-hit in Saturday's sixth inning and remain in the game at short as San Francisco confronted the Arizona Diamondbacks. Then he was promoted to start completely on Sunday and experienced no reported issues.
Bochy affirmed that Crawford was out of Saturday's lineup due primarily to his injury and not because of the lefty-vs.-lefty matchup he would have faced against D-backs starter Wade Miley.
Crawford was hurt after he hit a two-out comebacker to Bell. Hustling up the first-base line, Crawford ran toward the bag and slid into it feet-first as Bell, who's listed at 250 pounds compared to Crawford's 215, tumbled over him. Technically, Crawford was mildly spiked, since a hole remained in his left shoe where one of Bell's cleats penetrated it.
The right hander has appeared in 91 of San Francisco's 96 games, hitting .269 with 5 HR's and 30 RBI's.
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