It hasn’t been a good week for big league outfielders. News got worse earlier Sunday when the Boston Herald reported that Boston Red Sox left fielder, Carl Crawford, might opt to have season ending Tommy John surgery this upcoming week.
In a similar report from ESPN Boston, information suggests that Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine and the team’s medical staff plan discuss the decision Monday with Crawford on whether or not to go forward with the surgery.
According to both reports, Crawford, who injured his wrist during the offseason, has been experiencing lingering pain in his left elbow, this stemming from an injury in April that prolonged his return to the Red Sox until July 17th.
Crawford is having another disappointing year in Boston. Injuries have derailed him in this his second season with the club. In his 113 at bats this season, Crawford is batting .283/.308/.487 with three homeruns and 19 RBI.
Be prepared to work the wire early if Crawford is no longer an option for your team after tomorrow.