Carl Crawford won’t return from minor league rehab until Monday.

ATLANTA — Carl Crawford‘s travel issue Wednesday will cost him an extra day of minor-league rehab.

The veteran left fielder was initially expected to rejoin the Dodgers as soon as he was eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday in Denver. Now he’ll join the team Monday at home.

Crawford was sidelined with soreness in his lower back April 9. He joined Triple-A Oklahoma City for their game last night but did not play.

The Oklahoma City Dodgers play at home the next two days, then play Saturday in Iowa. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Crawford will play in all three games, then play for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

Crawford has three hits in 11 at-bats this season. The team hasn’t specified what travel issue delayed his arrival in Oklahoma City.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.