Found July 16, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Red Sox activated left fielder Carl Crawford from the 60-day disabled list and penciled him into the second spot in the batting order Monday against the White Sox. Crawford said he'll likely need ligament replacement surgery in his left elbow and might be used at designated hitter more regularly to prevent overtaxing his arm with throws from the shallow Fenway Park outfield. Crawford hasn't played in the first 89 games this season for the Red Sox. He signed a seven-year, $142 million contract in December 2010 but hit .255 with 11 home runs and 18 steals last season. Utility infielder Brent Lillibridge was designated for assignment. Lillibridge was acquired from the White Sox in the Kevin Youkilis trade last month.

Crawford felt pressure from Francona

Carl Crawford got off to a terrible start last season, and now he says he felt pressure from former Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

How should you feel about Carl Crawford's return?

  I was at a Dick's Sporting Goods this weekend, killing time and enjoying air conditioning. In doing so, I was looking through the 50%-off-the-lowest-price clearance rack in the Boston sports section, where they generally keep leftover Papelbon jerseys, or Shaq Celtics t-shirts. As I was thumbing through the options, I came across two dozen Carl Crawford jerseys, both home...

Carl Crawford Batting Second, Playing Left Field in Return to Red Sox Lineup

Carl Crawford is back in Boston, and he'll be thrown right into the fire in his first game with the Red Sox this season. Crawford will hit second and play left field in his 2012 debut with the Sox. Elbow, wrist and groin injuries have kept Crawford out of the big leagues this season, but after an arduous rehab process, he's ready to -- sort of. Crawford told reporters last...

Red Sox gauging interest in Crawford

How's this for a blockbuster? Left fielder Carl Crawford to the Miami Marlins for either shortstop Jose Reyes or third baseman Hanley Ramirez, with other pieces and significant cash involved. The Boston Red Sox are contacting teams to gauge their trade interest in Crawford, according to major-league sources. No trade appears close. Such a deal would be difficult to accomplish...

Leominster Mayor Confirms Police Officer Used Racial Slur at Crawford

Leominster mayor Dean Mazzarella shared the results of the city's investigation of police officer John Perrault who was said to have directed a racial slur at Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford.  The investigation did confirm that Perrault used a racial slur at Crawford while he was playing for the Portland Sea Dogs in a rehab game in Manchester, NH.  Perrault has been suspended...

Red Sox's Crawford glad to be back in action

It was a debut three months in the making. After a miserable first season with the Boston Red Sox, Carl Crawford was eager to get this season started. However, offseason wrist surgery and an elbow injury suffered during rehab in April kept the left fielder sidelined for the first 89 games. On Monday night, at long last, Crawford finally made his 2012 debut and went 1-for-3 with...

Carl Crawford Turns on 'Afterburner' While Matching Kevin Youkilis on Comeback Trail (Video)

Carl Crawford has only played in two games this year, but he's already making his impact felt. The lefty continued his hot start to 2012 on Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and looking pretty great jetting around the basepaths. The only thing that might have made things better would have been a Red Sox victory. Kevin Youkilis put an end to that thinking, however...

Carl Crawford On The Trading Block

Fox Sports- How’s this for a blockbuster? Left fielder Carl Crawford to the Miami Marlins for either shortstop Jose Reyes or third baseman Hanley Ramirez, with other pieces and significant cash involved. First reported on Fox Sports, then found on CBS Sports:CBS SportsThis has clearly been the big news of today. I found this out after reading a tweet from Masshole Sports. I didn...

Ben Cherington Denies Carl Crawford Trade Rumor, Says ‘He’s Our Left Fielder and We’re Glad to Have Him Back’

Carl Crawford isn't going anywhere, according to Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal wrote on Wednesday that the Sox "are contacting teams to gauge their trade interest in Crawford," according to his sources. Cherington, however, denies that rumor. "There’s nothing going on with Carl," Cherington said. "He’s our left...

Welcome Back CC & Youk

It had an almost poetic feel to it. On a night when Carl Crawford finally made his 2012 debut, Kevin Youkilis also made his return to Fenway Park for the first time since being traded to the Chicago White Sox. Youk, greeted warmly by the Fenway Faithful, went 3-for-4 and scored the lone Chicago run in a 5-1 Red Sox victory. Meanwhile, Crawford (pictured) went 1-for-3 with a walk...

Red Sox DFA Brent Lillibridge

The Red Sox have designated Brent Lillibridge for assignment to make room for Carl Crawford on the roster, Lillibridge was out of options.  Brent Lillibridge was part of the trade deal when the Sox sent Kevin Youkilis to Chicago.

Marlins already blowing team up?

The Marlins were as active as any team this offseason in re-inventing their roster, but as they sit nine games back in the NL East, rumors are circulating that they might be priming for another overhaul. 

Adrian spoils Youk's welcome back party as Red Sox win 5-1.

In a night that had Kevin Youkilis' return to Boston & the season debut of Carl Crawford, the biggest return was Adrian Gonzalez's power. Gonzo took a high fastball from Leyson Septimo into the monster seats for a three run home run that helped give the Red Sox a 5-1 victory.   It did "spoil" Youkilis' return as he recieved a standing ovation in the...

Lester’s Lost His Touch

Carl Crawford has impressed all since returning from the disabled list, looking like the player he once was in Tampa Bay. Maybe the Boston Red Sox should do with Jon Lester what they did with Daniel Bard. Because sending him out there every fifth day seems to hurt rather than help the team, resulting in losses almost every time out. Last night, Lester turned in yet another poor...

Red Sox may be trying to trade Carl Crawford

Sources say #RedSox gauging interest in Crawford. GM Cherington says, “There’s nothing going on.” Full column here:… — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 18, 2012 And while there is allegedly “Nothing going on”, we all know that is code-words by baseball general managers that means ‘We are totally talking to other teams to see what...
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