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.