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Crawford Leaves Game With Hamstring Cramp After Going 2-For-2

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Carl Crawford #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at batting practice before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on May 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Carl Crawford #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at batting practice before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on May 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

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DENVER (CBSLA.com/AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford has left Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies because of a left hamstring injury.

Crawford was injured legging out a double in the third inning. A trainer came out to second base and immediately escorted Crawford to the dugout. The Dodgers later described the injury as a cramp in the hamstring.

Crawford was replaced by Scott Van Slyke, who stayed in the game to play left field.

Crawford doubled in both of his at-bats against Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin. He is hitting .301 with five home runs and 13 RBIs in 51 games this season.

The high altitude in Denver often causes players to cramp up, and it is considered regular for trainers to hydrate their athletes three or four days prior to going to play there.

Dodgers management had been discussing the possibility of bringing up another outfielder with Matt Kemp going to the disabled list.

Fans are hoping to get a look at Joc Pederson or Yasiel Puig, but it is very likely the club may call on Tony Gwynn Jr.

Gwynn hit .232 with four triples for the club last season.

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