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Carl Crawford leaves game with left shoulder soreness



Update 4:08 p.m. LF Carl Crawford said his left shoulder soreness shouldn't be more than a day-to-day thing, but said he first experienced some discomfort in Wednesday night's game while trying to make a throw home.


"Just came out weird or whatever, I think I strained it really bad then," Crawford. "You don't want to feel that pain like that when you're out there playing. I've never really had nothing like that before, so it's one of those things that it locked up real bad...."

Crawford said he hadn't taken any X-rays. Manager Joe Maddon said while Crawford won't start Friday against the Diamondbacks, he doesn't feel it's anything serious.

"I think it should be a day-to-day thing," Crawford said. "I don't see why it should go past that."

Developing: The Rays say that LF Carl Crawford was removed before the top of the third inning Thursday due to left shoulder soreness.

Crawford had started the game and was 0-for-1 with a groundout. Ben Zobrist replaced him in the lineup, moving to rightfield, with Sean Rodriguez switching to left.


[Last modified: Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:15am]


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