Outfielder Carl Crawford was part of the blockbuster trade that sent him, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, and Adrian Gonzalez, along with $11 million in cash, to the Los Angeles Dodgers in August. The trade came just two days after Crawford had Tommy John surgery.
In December 2010, Crawford signed a 7-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox, but never lived up to expectations in Boston. In 130 games in 2011, he batted .255 withn 56 RBIs and 18 stolen bases. in 2012, he was frequently injured and played ony 31 games.