Bad signs that
He was brought into Tuesday's postgame clubhouse in a wheelchair. He limped into the shower and returned on crutches and with his left foot in a boot. Then he announced he was going on the disabled list.
"It's going to take a while," Crawford said. "It swelled up pretty bad on me. It's just one of those things you have to treat and hope that it recovers quick."
Slim chance of that. The ankle completely rolled on him as he chased a
“It didn’t look good,” said Manager
Bad ankle sprains can sometimes take longer to heal than broken ankles. X-rays showed no break, so Crawford will simply have to wait and see how the ankle responds.
"I'm in pain right now," he said. "I'm in this boot, and it doesn't feel good. They say it's supposed to feel worse tomorrow, so I'm not looking forward to that."
The Dodgers have yet to announce the other half of the roster move, and no doubt there will be a great outcry for hot-hitting prospect Joc Pederson to be brought up from triple-A Albuquerque.
Pederson has been tearing it up for the
Pederson is a center fielder who would have to play every day. That would mean moving
They still have four outfielders; they also have
Every outfielder on their 40-man roster is already with the Dodgers, but they have one spot open since releasing catcher
There is not a clear, obvious, good choice to replace Crawford on the 25-man roster. The surplus of outfielders will come in handy now, and Kemp has some additional motivation to learn the nuances of playing left.
While Crawford -- who was hitting .356 in his last 22 games -- will have to hit reset again.