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Red Sox put Crawford on DL, activate Nava, Padilla

August 21, 2012
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BOSTON—The Boston Red Sox have placed Carl Crawford on the disabled list with a left elbow injury, and he is scheduled to have elbow-reconstruction surgery Thursday.

In other moves Tuesday, they activated outfielder Daniel Nava and reliever Vicente Padilla from the disabled list and optioned third baseman Danny Valencia to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Crawford is set for Tommy John surgery on his his ulnar collateral ligament. In 31 games, the left fielder hit .283 with three homers and 19 RBIs.

Nava, the designated hitter Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels, was hitting .251 with four homers and 27 RBIs before going on the disabled list July 29 with a sprained left wrist.

Padilla, 4-1 with a 4.62 ERA, went on the disabled list Aug. 6 with right arm tightness. Valencia went 1-for-8 after being obtained from Minnesota on Aug. 5.

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