Report: Red Sox' Carl Crawford Will Meet With Dr. James Andrews
Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will meet with Dr. James Andrews to have his sore left elbow examined, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.
Crawford has not yet played for the Red Sox this season; he is currently considered out indefinitely as he recovers from offseason wrist surgery. He's taken a few at-bats in extended spring training, but there's no timetable for him to return to the Red Sox' big club.
Crawford returned home to Florida on Tuesday night to rehab the elbow. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters Crawford was seeking a second opinion, and he had no other information on the elbow except that it was "sore."
"Until a guy is 100 percent, you always have concern," Valentine said. Crawford signed a seven-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox before the 2011 season. He had one of the worst years of his career last year, hitting .255 with 11 home runs and 18 stolen bases.