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Dodgers | Carl Crawford has nerve irritation

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (elbow) is dealing with "minor nerve irritation" that he developed from increased intensity during live batting practice. The team maintains that irritation isn't uncommon for someone coming off Tommy John surgery, and his elbow ligament isn't involved. "There doesn't seem to be any panic," said manager Don Mattingly. "We're still being cautious. I look at this as more of a setback than I did the last couple of days. He can't throw and hit. He can still track (pitches), do baserunning, fly balls. He can still do work. But this pushes it back a bit." OFs Skip Schumaker and Jerry Hairston Jr. figure to see more time in the outfield as a result, and the Dodgers are leaning toward keeping OF Alex Castellanos as a backup plan.

2013-03-01 11:50:38 | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

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