Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Carl Crawford has been with the team for nearly two seasons. Heading into Tuesday’s game, the 12-year veteran is hitting .236 with four home runs and 23 RBIs.

Crawford has once again been part of the crowded outfield picture this season. After a struggle with playing time and injuries through the first half, Crawford has emerged as the regular starter in left field.

The left fielder wasn’t dealt at the non-waiver deadline, but was placed on waivers though wasn’t claimed. Crawford has stated multiple times his goal is to win a World Series with the Dodgers and that remains his focus, not playing time.

Crawford was an important part in the Dodgers’ 2013 postseason run as he hit four home runs, collected six RBIs and had a hit in every playoff game. The left fielder has struggled since coming off the disable list, but has also caught some bad breaks.

Crawford was drafted in the second round of the 1999 draft by the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He attended Jefferson Davis High School in Texas and turned down college scholarships in basketball and football to pursue a career in baseball.

Dodgers Nation would like to wish Carl Crawford a happy 33rd birthday.
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