The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, the team announced Monday. The move was retroactive to Sunday.
Crawford left Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies with the injured left hamstring. He was injured while running out a double in the third inning. A trainer came out to second base and immediately escorted Crawford to the dugout. The Dodgers later described the injury as a cramp in the hamstring.
The Dodgers called up Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Crawford's spot on the roster.
Crawford was batting .301 with five homers, 13 RBI, and an .828 OPS at the time of his injury. On Sunday, the Dodgers announced that they would call up top outfield prospect Yasiel Puig, who will be tasked with helping the Dodgers' struggling offense. Puig was set to bat leadoff and play right field in the Dodgers' game Monday night against the San Diego Padres.
#Dodgers placed Carl Crawford on the 15-day DL (retroactive to 6/2) with a left hamstring strain and recalled Stephen Fife from @abqtopes.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 3, 2013