Crawford to get in extended spring training game
Since signing a mega-deal with the Boston Red Sox last offseason, Carl Crawford has been a waste of space. He did next to nothing last year, and now is hurt so far this season. Crawford underwent wrist surgery in January and then had a setback with elbow soreness.
So yeah, he’s not helping the Red Sox again so far this year. But, according to manager Bobby Valentine, Crawford is set to see action in an extended spring training game in Florida on Tuesday.
“He’d like to play at least by Tuesday,” Valentine said.
Crawford’s biggest problem right now is throwing the baseball, which some experts think is an important aspect of playing the outfield.
“He’s taken a lot of batting practice,” Valentine said. “He might have even been part of the inspiration for our play yesterday. He was taking it during the game in the cage. The sound was so loud that I think it inspired some of our guys to hit the ball hard. He was really making a loud noise in that batting cage.”