Crawford has sprained ligament in elbow
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carl Crawford has a sprained ligament in his throwing elbow and the Boston Red Sox left fielder will remain sidelined for a while.
The team released a statement Thursday night saying Crawford's diagnosis was made by the Red Sox medical staff and confirmed by Dr. James Andrews. Crawford received a Platelet Rich Plasma injection and will be shut down from baseball activity "during the initial phase of his treatment."
The club did not announce a timetable for Crawford's return, but he is expected to miss at least a few months.
Crawford hit .255 with 11 homers, 56 RBIs and 18 stolen bases last year in his first season with Boston after signing a $142 million, seven-year contract as a free agent.