Carl Crawford rushed the rehabilitation of his surgically repaired left wrist once and suffered a setback. The Red Sox aren't about to let the left fielder do it again.

The team is exercising caution with Crawford, who underwent arthroscopic surgery in January. Crawford appeared to be ahead of schedule early in camp, taking swings before it was expected. The ambitious pace backfired when he experienced inflammation in his wrist after bunting drills in early March.

To prevent history from repeating, Crawford is on a detailed rehab schedule designed for slow and steady progress. He bunted 20 times yesterday, but still hasn't swung a bat since his setback.