2. Carl Crawford will play an actual major-league game:
And for the Red Sox, no less! Pardon the cynicism, but Crawford has had more injuries (wrist, which carried over from last year, elbow, and now groin) during his second season with the Red Sox than he has played games (that would be zero). More alarmingly, he’s suggested that his left elbow is “going to go out on me” at some point and he will eventually need Tommy John surgery. He may make his Red Sox season debut soon – he restarted the clock on his 20-day rehab assignment Thursday and may play Monday – but it’s hard to imagine he’ll stay healthy all season.