Carl Crawford is making his third appearance for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday night in his return from a sprained ankle that has sidelined him since May 27. Crawford had one hit in his first two rehab games, but found his stroke in his third game.
In the second inning, Crawford drove a ball to the gap and ended up with an RBI triple to push the Isotopes lead to make it 5-0. It appears that Crawford’s legs are fine, as he displayed the speed that makes him a valuable threat for the Dodgers.
Crawford made headlines after his injury by saying that he was uncomfortable with the crowded outfield situation and that he would not return to the big leagues until he was 100 percent because of the competition in the outfield. His return is near and manager Don Mattingly recently said that not much would change in the outfield situation, leaving Crawford as the potential odd man out.
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