Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:05:46 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said SS Brandon Crawford will sit against some left-handed pitchers, with 2B Joaquin Arias serving as the shortstop during those games, and SS Brandon Hicks working at second base. "I need to hit better against left-handed pitchers. I know that," Crawford said Monday, March 31. "I'm going to go out there and do my best, and hopefully I have good at-bats. I know (Bochy) is trying to put the best lineup on the field. I want to be part of the best lineup."
Crawford worked with spring instructor Barry Bonds during the spring, and credits Bonds with helping him to keep his front shoulder closed, which allows him to see breaking pitches longer and outside fastballs better.
Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:56:01 -0700
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford is hitless with the bases loaded in three at-bats during the current road trip, and he has just one hit in his past 27 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:54:13 -0700
San Francisco Giants SS Joaquin Arias (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring issue, and SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) continues to play with injuries to his fingers. "These guys are feeling it right now, and it's affecting us," manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday, June 30. "No question, aches and pains are things players have to deal with."
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:38:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) is available off the bench Friday, June 21, according to manager Bruce Bochy. The skipper is hopeful Crawford will be able to return to the starting lineup as soon as Saturday, June 22.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:33:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) remained sidelined Friday, June 21, but he was able to play catch with a trainer before the game.
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain when Crawford will be able to return, but those in NL-only fantasy leagues will want to keep him reserved until he is able to start and make it through one full game without any lingering effects of the injury.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:32:31 -0700
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) is out of the lineup again Friday, June 21.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:42:52 -0700
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) remains out of the lineup with two sprained fingers Thursday, June 20.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:23:33 -0700
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) is doubtful to play Thursday, June 20, as he deals with swelling and pain in his two sprained fingers, but he could pinch hit if needed Wednesday, June 19. INF Joaquin Arias is starting at shortstop Wednesday and INF Tony Abreu is manning the hot corner.
Fantasy Tip: Arias should continue to man the 6 while Crawford is out. But with Crawford expected to return soon and Pablo Sandoval (foot) expected to come off the disabled list early next week, Arias' short-term value is about to run dry.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:34:53 -0700
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) said he is not sure when he will be able to play in a game again. He said it will depend on when he will be able to throw and hit properly.
Fri, 03 May 2013 16:44:39 -0700
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (rest) is getting a scheduled day of rest Friday, May 3, against the Los Angeles Dodgers after starting all 28 games this season.