Carl Crawford didn’t hit Friday after experiencing inflammation in his surgically repaired left wrist, according to the Boston Globe.
The outfielder, who had surgery in early January, was placed on medication. He had been taking swings, but according to the newspaper, he felt pain Wednesday after several rounds of bunting drills.
“I’m always concerned when there’s a setback,” Crawford said, according to the Globe. “I don’t know how bad it is. But according to the doctor it doesn’t look that bad. I was feeling real good, too. I wasn’t expecting this.”
Crawford had hoped to be ready for Opening Day, while the Red Sox estimated he might miss a few weeks.
He’s looking to improve on his first season in Boston. After signing a seven-year, $142 million contract, he hit .255 with 11 homers, 56 RBIs and a .289 on-base percentage. He only stole 18 bases.
Red Sox’s Crawford sidelined with wrist flare-up
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