Atlanta Braves All-Star outfielder Michael Bourn grew up playing youth baseball with Carl Crawford in Houston and the two remain friends, working out in the offseason and swapping text messages after games on occasion.
Bourn believes that Crawford will recover from what have been a rough two seasons with the Red Sox. Crawford hit a career-worst .255 last year and hasn't played his year because of a variety of injuries.
Michael Bourn: Red Sox should have faith in Carl Crawford
Boston Globe | Jul 10