Monday, August 13, 2012

Carl Crawford Has New Wrist Soreness Concern

AP Photo/Charles Krupa
About the worst news you'd could possibly hear about your Carmine Hose is another injury concern. Manager Bobby Valentine let it be known that Carl Crawford was taken out of yesterday's blow-out win for precautionary reasons related to soreness in his surgically-repaired wrist. This comes at a time when Crawford is helping energize a resurgent offense—and looking like the guy the Red Sox spent all that free agent money on. Losing Crawford for even a short period of time on this crucial trip would be devasting—with both David Ortiz and Will Middlebrooks down. Hopefully, a cortisone shot or two will do the trick. Of course, Crawford's other big concern—his inevitable Tommy John elbow surgey—is probably going to impact the team well into 2013.