January 17, 2012

Crawford Has Left Wrist Surgery

Carl Crawford had arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist today after feeling soreness during his hitting routines earlier this month. GM Ben Cherington said Crawford would be in left field "for the bulk of the regular season", but he likely will not be ready by Opening Day.

Peter Abraham, Globe:
Crawford felt soreness when he started his offseason hitting workouts around Jan. 1. He had an MRI that showed cartilage damage and arthroscopic surgery was recommended. Crawford has had wrist issues in the past but the discomfort had always passed. Having such pain at this time of the year was a red flag.

Cherington did not rule Crawford being eligible for Opening Day. But it sounds like he could miss the early part of the season.
Gordon Edes, ESPNBoston (my emphasis):
Crawford has experienced soreness in the wrist in the past, according to Cherington, including at the end of the 2011 season, though the decision was made at the time that he go through his usual offseason routine. That changed, Cherington said, when Crawford reported continued soreness.
Hell of an off-season, Brownie.
The Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury agreed on an $8.05 million contract for 2012, avoiding arbitration. Cherington said they did not discuss a multi-year deal. ... The team has also signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Franklin Morales to one-year deals. ... And David Ortiz ($16.5) and the Red Sox ($12.65) exchanged numbers.

1 comment:

allan said...

Gammons, NESN's Hot Stove Live:
"I knew he had some problems with his wrist during the season. But I didn't realize until talking to some people close to him this afternoon is that he had several injections during the season. That left wrist was bothering him during the year. He was fine with his bottom hand, had a lot of trouble following through. It bothered him. They figured, well, a couple months off at the end of the season it would be alright. He started hitting right after Christmas, it started bothering him again so he went to doctor Sheridan."