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.
ATLANTA — Carl Crawford‘s minor league rehabilitation stint has been delayed by a travel issue. Crawford, who’s on the 15-day disabled list with a sore lower back, was supposed to be in the starting lineup for Triple-A Oklahoma City today.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said “there were some travel issues,” but declined to elaborate. Crawford was with the Dodgers in Atlanta on Monday and was scheduled to fly to Oklahoma City today.
Crawford is eligible to be activated Sunday, when the Dodgers wrap up a three-game series against the Rockies in Denver.
ATLANTA — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts touched on a few subjects in his pregame comments Tuesday from Turner Field, including starter Alex Wood, the catching rotation for the series, and Carl Crawford‘s impending rehab stint. (Crawford is here with the team today).
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Carl Crawford is set to leave the team for a few days on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Crawford has been doing the full slate of baseball activities for several days and will rejoin the team Sunday in Denver. That’s the earliest he can be activated.
Like Crawford, Scott Van Slyke is nursing a lower back injury. He’s eligible to be activated Monday, but manager Dave Roberts said that won’t happen.
Van Slyke “isn’t doing any baseball activities,” Roberts said. “Doing core work. He feels considerably better. I would assume in the next couple days we’re going to get him back moving around.”
Van Slyke will remain in Los Angeles rather than travel to Atlanta and Denver this week.
Crawford had 3 hits in 11 at-bats to begin the season, a .273 average. Van Slyke was 1-for-9 with a double.
Carl Crawford has been cleared to resume the full range of baseball activities, a good sign five days after the outfielder was placed on the disabled list with lower back tightness.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Crawford will begin a minor league rehab assignment next Wednesday, a week from today, then rejoin the team once he’s active in Denver.
The location of Crawford’s rehab stint is to be determined.