Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford underwent arthroscopic wrist surgery today, according Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.
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According to Lauber, the surgery was to clean out cartilage in his wrist. The left-handed-hitter noticed pain earlier this offseason when he began training for 2012. Crawford reportedly wanted to wait on undergoing the procedure until he was sure it was necessary. Crawford, who signed a seven-year, $142 million deal with the club last winter, hit just .255/.289/.405 with 11 home runs and 18 stolen bases in 2011. In nine prior seasons with the Rays, Crawford had a career average of .296/.337/.444.