Even if/when Kemp and Crawford return, Puig will probably remain in major leagues, according to Mattingly.
Carl Crawford's hamstring strain is "fairly significant," according to Mattingly. Will be out for more than 15 days.
Carl Crawford is clutching the back of his left leg after running out a double. Has familiar look of a hamstring injury. He's leaving game
Carl Crawford scratched for precautionary reasons due to tightness in his right hamstring.
Foxsports.com "The jury remains out on Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who is in the final year of his contract and still must prove that he can properly manage a bullpen. But Mattingly’s even demeanor is a strength, and the impact of his managing style on two former Red Sox, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and..." April 30
Los Angeles Times "Carl Crawford came to the Dodgers from the Boston Red Sox last year as a condition, as in, if you want Adrian Gonzalez, you also have to take Crawford. But what at first appeared to be a costly compromise is starting to look like a bargain for the ages. Crawford continued his early-season..." April 11
Jerry Hairston starts in left field for the Dodgers tonight instead of Carl Crawford against S.F. lefty Madison Bumgarner.
Los Angeles Times "All spring, Carl Crawford told anyone who would listen that he would be ready for the Dodgers' game on opening day. He told the trainers who stood in the batting cage counting his swings to protect his surgically repaired elbow. He told the doctors who found nerve irritation in his forearm and..." April 02
Carl Crawford at DH for #Dodgers again today but he has been throwing in drills, arm "feels good." Could play LF in a game "any day now."
Los Angeles Times "What was an ordinary split-squad spring-training game for most players at Camelback on Sunday was of monumental importance for Carl Crawford. The Dodgers' 11-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers was Crawford's first game with the Dodgers and his first with any team since August, when he..." March 18
L.A. Daily News "An injury report might be the most uninformative, essential piece of information a team can produce. It contains important facts, but few details and no emotions. That Carl Crawford (Tommy John surgery) hasn't played a major-league game since Aug. 19, 2012 not only is a fact but an essential..." March 18
L.A. Daily News "The clock is ticking on a pair of injured Dodgers stars trying to avoid starting the season on the disabled list. Outfielder Carl Crawford and pitcher Zack Greinke seem intent on racing the clock. Crawford, who hasn't appeared in a major-league game since Aug. 19 of last year, could make his..." March 17
True Blue L.A. "Carl Crawford will make his Dodgers debut on Sunday afternoon as the Dodgers host the Brewers at Camelback Ranch. That is one of two split squad games on Sunday for the Dodgers, with the team also headed to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale to play the Diamondbacks. Both games are 1..." March 17
Los Angeles Times "Carl Crawford could play his first game for the Dodgers on Sunday, according to Manager Don Mattingly. Crawford, who is recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery, will hit Saturday in a minor league game. If he comes out of that without any problems, he will play the next day in the Dodgers’..." March 16
MLB.com "The Dodgers had only four hits in an 8-1 loss to the Cubs on Thursday, but over on the Minor League side, Carl Crawford was making steady progress in his bid to join the lineup. Crawford took six at-bats in a camp game against Meiji University of Japan, then played catch from 60 feet for the..." March 14
Los Angeles Times "Carl Crawford faced relievers Kenley Jansen and J.P. Howell on Tuesday, marking the first time he took live batting practice against major league pitchers since he was shut down two weeks ago. “A step in the right direction,” said Crawford, who resumed working out last week. Crawford, who is..." March 13
Los Angeles Times "Carl Crawford faced relievers Kenley Jansen and J.P. Howell on Tuesday, marking the first time he took live batting practice against major league pitchers since he was shut down two weeks ago. “A step in the right direction,” said Crawford, who resumed working out last week. Crawford, who is..." March 12
NESN "Carl Crawford didn’t bring much to the table in Boston, and he hasn’t brought anything to the table in Los Angeles. Yet as Opening Day approaches, Crawford is still flapping his gums about his less-than-stellar Red Sox tenure. Crawford again spoke out about his time in Boston during an interview..." March 08
ESPN.com "Carl Crawford has hardly kept it a secret how happy he is to be away from Boston. He unloaded again Thursday, saying he realized almost immediately that he’d made a mistake signing with the Red Sox, and claiming that the Boston media reveled in his unhappiness. "That smile turned upside down..." March 07
True Blue L.A. "Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford will resume workouts on Thursday, as he continues to rehab from Tommy John surgery last August. Crawford, who has yet to play a game this spring, was shut down from workouts last week after minor nerve irritation in his forearm, caused after he increased the..." March 06
Orange County Register "Carl Crawford's "pause" has turned into a setback that might prevent him from being ready to open the season on time. The Dodgers outfielder, who is returning from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow last August, will be restricted to limited activity – no swinging or throwing – for the next..." March 02
L.A. Daily News "Carl Crawford's availability for spring training and beyond is in doubt after the Dodgers' left fielder was diagnosed with nerve irritation in his left arm. He will not be able to throw or hit for seven days. "It challenges Opening Day," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters in..." March 02
Orange County Register "One of the Dodgers' two rehabbing outfielders could be ready to see his first Cactus League action. But it won't be Carl Crawford. Crawford's recovery from Tommy John surgery last August, has been put on hold because of tightness in his left forearm. Crawford hit against live pitching in batting..." March 01
L.A. Daily News "Don Mattingly will concede that Matt Kemp is close to playing in his first spring training game, but the Dodgers' manager is reluctant to say exactly when that game will be. Kemp faced live pitching each of the last two days in practice, and hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery from surgery..." March 01
True Blue L.A. "A pair of Dodgers outfielders are going in different directions in their comeback from surgery. Carl Crawford was held out of batting practice and throwing drills on Thursday with left forearm tightness, while Matt Kemp is getting closer to playing in a game, which could come as soon as..." February 28
Carl Crawford has forearm tightness in what appears to be a mild setback after elbow surgery.
Plan is for carl crawford (elbow) to play 1st game thursday and matt kemp (shoulder) friday or saturday. Both will dh.
Los Angeles Times "Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford won't be in the lineup Saturday when the Dodgers open their exhibition season against the Chicago White Sox. And they won't be in the lineup Sunday, either. Manager Don Mattingly said he doesn't expect the rehabilitating outfielders to play in Cactus League games..." February 23
ESPN.com "It turns out, Carl Crawford wasn't just physically hindered during his time with the Red Sox, he was deeply depressed, as well. Facing a slow start and nagging injuries after joining the Red Sox in 2011, things went downhill fast, he said. He felt things would never improve for him in Boston..." February 14
Los Angeles Times "It can't really be done, right? Make a trade for a player still owed more than $100 million, and you practically forget about him? Never see him, almost never mention him. Go on with your season, celebrate others and almost forget about outfielder Carl Crawford? That's a tough trick to pull..." October 27
Boston Herald "The rebuilding of the Red Sox begins today. Early this morning, the Red Sox and Dodgers concluded a blockbuster deal in which the Red Sox shipped four players – Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto – in exchange for a massive relief in salary as well as four..." August 25
Boston Herald "The Red Sox are not just cleaning house. They are gutting it. A proposed megadeal between the Red Sox and the Dodgers was in deep discussion last night according to a Red Sox source, a blockbuster that would send Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the..." August 25
Foxsports.com "The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are on the verge of a blockbuster trade. The Dodgers have agreed in principle with the Red Sox on a trade for Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto, according to a major league source. Discussions between the clubs had reached the..." August 24
MLB.com "The Red Sox are talking with the Dodgers about a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, according to a source. Their season spiraling downward at a rapid pace of late, the Red Sox could be on the verge of a blockbuster trade that would..." August 24
ESPN.com "The Boston Red Sox announced Thursday night that outfielder Carl Crawford's reconstructive elbow surgery was a success. Dr. James Andrews performed the Tommy John surgery Thursday in Pensacola, Fla. The Red Sox released the following statement: "Carl Crawford underwent a successful left elbow..." August 23
CSN New England "Acknowledging what had become inevitable, the Red Sox announced Monday that outfielder Carl Crawford will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Thursday, finishing his 2012 season and placing the start of his 2013 season very much in doubt. Crawford suffered the elbow injury in..." August 21
ESPN.com "Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, the team said in a release Monday night. "Carl Crawford has a chronic left elbow ulnar collateral ligament tear," the statement read. "While he has..." August 20
Boston Herald "Carl Crawford's ill-fated season may have come to an end last night. Crawford is scheduled to meet today with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, manager Bobby Valentine and members of the team's medical and training staffs to determine a long-term course of treatment for his balky left..." August 20
Boston Globe "Carl Crawford has almost certainly played his final game of the season for the Red Sox. The team will decide Monday whether Crawford will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Given the words general manager Ben Cherington used on Sunday,..." August 20
Boston Herald "Pay no attention to Carl Crawford's left elbow. If you want to know the fate of the Red Sox' 2012 season, keep your eye on starts like the one Jon Lester had yesterday, because an early exit due to Tommy John surgery for the left fielder would hardly send them hurtling toward disaster. It..." August 19
Hardball Talk "Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said the Red Sox will meet on the off day Monday and make a decision on Tommy John surgery for Carl Crawford. Crawford and doctors are expected to be involved in the meeting. Rumor has Crawford preferring to undergo surgery now, which should ensure that he's..." August 19
Boston Herald "In an email to the Herald last night, Carl Crawford's agent said the Red Sox left fielder will heed the advice of team doctors and trainers with regard to treatment of a torn ligament in his left elbow. "Carl intends to follow the course recommended by the medical professionals who have been..." August 19
Boston Globe "A major league source told the Globe this afternoon that Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford wants to get Tommy John surgery on his left elbow next week and plans to approach the team with his request in the next 48 hours. General manager Ben Cherington said today that request has not come as of..." August 18
Boston Globe "Carl Crawford probably wishes Bobby Valentine hadn't mentioned that the outfielder's surgically repaired left wrist was sore Sunday and that's the reason he came out of the 14-1 win over the Indians in the fifth inning. But with the cat out of the bag, Crawford wondered whether he needed a..." August 13
Boston Globe "With the Red Sox trailing the Texas Rangers by three runs in the fifth inning Wednesday, Carl Crawford lined a ball down the line in right field and sprinted around the bases, arriving at third base in what seemed like just a couple of seconds. Crawford then scored on a double, helping keep the..." August 09
Boston Herald "Funny, isn't it, what happens when the Red Sox' highest-paid players also are their best players? Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, in whom the Red Sox invested nearly $300 million prior to last season, combined to go 5-for-9 with three doubles and six RBI in a 9-2 rout of the Texas Rangers..." August 07
Boston Globe "The medical drama surrounding highly paid Carl Crawford continued Saturday when manager Bobby Valentine reverted to a program outlined by the Red Sox' medical staff to rest the left fielder after four games. The manager acknowledged he defied the order when he allowed Crawford to play six straight..." July 29
CSN New England "Carl Crawford didn't collect any hits Tuesday. Nor did he steal any bases or work any walks. He didn't contribute any spectacular catches, or even score a run. And yet, without any of these things, he managed to dominate the news -- both before the Red Sox' 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers..." July 26
Boston Herald "Carl Crawford looked at the lineup posted on the clubhouse wall at Rangers Ballpark once last night. What was significant was he didn't look twice. Bobby Valentine's decision to drop Crawford to seventh in the batting order seven games into his return to the lineup after a half-season spent..." July 25
Boston Herald "Carl Crawford would be lying if he said the thought hadn't at least flickered in his mind. Did I make a mistake? After all, Crawford had options. As the most desirable free agent on the market two winters ago, he could have signed with the Angels and gone to Southern California, where..." July 19