Crawford out with elbow strain

Carl Crawford said this morning that he has a strained left elbow and had a cortisone injection on Tuesday night. He hopes to return to the lineup tomorrow night in Chicago.

“It has been bothering me for a little while, more when I throw than with my swing. But a little there, too,” he said. “Hopefully this will clear it up.”

Crawford was on the disabled list from June 17 to July 18 with a strained left hamstring. He is hitting .248 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in his first season with the Red Sox,

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