GLENDALE, Ariz. (CBSLA.com/AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford did not play Thursday’spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks because of tightness in his right quadriceps.
“We don’t feel like this is anything that’s going to linger,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before Thursday’s game. “But it is part of the process with Carl. We know that we’ve got to be careful with him.”
Crawford was not scheduled to play Friday against the Chicago White Sox and is not likely to participate in any running drills until the leg feels better. He was sidelined for 30 games last season because of an injury to his left hamstring.
Mike Baxter took his place at right field. He was one for two.