Dodgers transfer injured outfielder Carl Crawford to 60-day DL
The Los Angeles Dodgers have transferred outfielder Carl Crawford to the 60-day disabled list as he continues to recover from an oblique injury, the team announced Monday. He will not be eligible to return until June 27.
The Dodgers placed Crawford on the 15-day disabled list on April 28 with what the team called a strained oblique muscle. Crawford told reporters the injury was "a bad tear."
Crawford has dealt with numerous injuries in recent years. He has not played more than 130 games in a season since 2010. He is batting .245 this season and started 13 of the Dodgers' 19 games in leftfield before he was hurt.
Scott Van Slyke has started the majority of the Dodgers' games in leftfield during Crawford's absence, batting .264 with a .715 OPS.
Crawford, 33, is due more than $22 million in each of the next two seasons.
- Dan Gartland