Found August 05, 2012 on Players View:

BOSTON – Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford has been playing through a UCL injury in his left elbow that at some point could require surgery.

To help him stay in the lineup Boston picked-up a policy that every so often they were allowing him to take a game off here and there.

That seems to be a thing of the past as Crawford has played eighth straight games and has only missed two games since coming off the disabled list on July 16.

To read this piece and watch a video on Crawford's early life tests, please click the link below.


Boston LF Carl Crawford plays 8th straight game

Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford played his eighth straight game Sunday, a little over a week after manager Bobby Valentine said the outfielder would be limited to four games in a row because of a medically mandated program. Valentine said July 28 that Crawford would be required to rest. On the day of the trading deadline, GM Ben Cherington downplayed the notion that he'd...

Carl Crawford's Birthday Magic Appears to Have Rubbed Off on Everyone Else (Video)

Carl Crawford celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday and, perhaps coincidentally, also had one of his best games all season. Now, with the Red Sox playing well on Monday, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is trying to figure out whose birthday it is this time around. Or maybe it has something to do with Yu Darvish celebrating the opposite of his birthday, whatever that is. Check out...

Carl Crawford Capitalizes on Twins Mistake, Restoring Some Sense of Order in the Universe (Video)

With one swing of the bat, Carl Crawford restored some order to the universe. Sort of. Red Sox fans have long awaited Crawford's return to form, and thanks to a three-run home run on Friday night, he appears to be doing just that. Of course, it's just one hit, and it was only due to a big mistake by Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette explains...

Red Sox Abandon 'Four-Day' Plan for Carl Crawford, Believe 'There's Nothing Restricting Him'

BOSTON -- So much for the Carl Crawford four-day plan. A little over a week since Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he wouldn't play Crawford in more than four consecutive games -- to take care of his elbow -- the outfielder has played in eight straight contests. It's a sign in the organization's short-term trust that Crawford can at least trudge through the rest of...

Carl Crawford turning heads in Boston

Redsock superstar looking like old self.

Carl Crawford Bats Second on Birthday While Franklin Morales Returns to Starting Role for Red Sox

The Red Sox haven't had much to smile about over the last four games, but at least two Boston players should be happy coming into Sunday's contest: Carl Crawford and Franklin Morales. Crawford is celebrating his 31st birthday on Sunday, and the perennial milestone has been good for his batting statistics. He's 10-for-30 with three home runs over the last seven games on...

Red Sox News & Notes - 8/7

Is this the Boston Red Sox team we all expected this season? Or is this the Red Sox team that will get our hopes up only to dash them like teams of the past? And while we're at it, is this the Carl Crawford that the Red Sox expected to get when they signed him to a seven-year, $142 million deal? Crawford went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to help the Red Sox to a 9-2 win over the...

Carl Crawford Performs Well on Birthday, Making Bobby Valentine Hope Everyday is His Birthday

BOSTON –– The birthday boy received his wish –– a victory. On top of toppling the Twins 6-4, Carl Crawford also keyed the Red Sox with three hits, including a double and an RBI. During his last nine games, the outfielder is batting .333 (12-for-36) with three home runs and nine RBIs. "I’d like his birthday to be every day," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said...

Recap: Sox salvage final game of series

This team is unbearable. Yeah, the Sox were able to salvage the final game of the series, 6-4, but they did go into the 9th with a 6-1 lead. Vicente Padilla gave up a pair of homers and a walk in the 9th without recording an out. The most important thing is, they got the win. The Sox got a pair of runs in the bottom of the 3rd by way of a Carl Crawford ground-out to short that scored...

Carl Crawford, Hot-Hitting Red Sox Look to Jump On Struggling Yu Darvish in Series Opener

On paper, the series-opening game between the Red Sox and Rangers is looking to be anything but a pitchers' duel. Starters Yu Darvish and Aaron Cook both enter Monday night's tilt in a bit of a funk. Darvish is just 1-3 with a 6.82 ERA and 20 walks in 31 2/3 innings over his last five starts. Cook, meanwhile, is 0-4 with a 5.79 ERA in his last five starts. The Sox have penciled...

Recap: Eight doubles from four Sox players gives Boston much needed win.

It doesn't happen as often as it should but when this offense clicks, they put on a hitting clinic. Tonight was a course in hitting doubles as the first four Sox players in the lineup as Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Dustin Pedroia, & Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight of them & eight runs as they lead the Sox to a 9-2 win over Texas. The top of the order kept on...

State Of The Sox: Dysfunction At The Highest Level

“State Of The Sox” is a weekly Friday piece detailing where the Red Sox currently stand in Major League Baseball and whether or not they can be successful going forward. We apologize if, at times, it comes across as a bit harsh. The most consistent thing about the 2012 Red Sox has been their inconsistency. There hasn’t been much you could bank on this season, but you could...

Taking Stock: Twins - Sox series

After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value. Lineup Jacoby Ellsbury: 2-for-13 is not what you want from your lead-off guy. Ellsbury couldn't even draw a walk to make something happen on the basepaths. Carl Crawford: Carl amounted 7 hits (1 HR, 2 doubles) , 5 RBI, and a stolen base. He looked great in the...

Wake, Youk and Tek

A great deal has been written about the 2012 Sox as losers, despite their high payroll. I agree that free agent signings like John Lackey, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzales have not only failed to help the team, but are probably a part of giving it a losing image. We must not forget, however, that within the last two years, the Townies have seen three players instrumental in winning...

Red Sox 9, Rangers 2

BOSTON -- The Red Sox gave Yu Darvish an inhospitable welcome in his first appearance at Fenway Park, as the Boston beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 Monday night. Dustin Pedroia had three of Boston's eight doubles, with Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury adding two apiece. Crawford knocked in three runs. Darvish took the loss, falling to 11-8 with a 4.57 ERA. He went 6 2/3 innings...
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