Crawford reinstated from DL by Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Left fielder Carl Crawford has been reinstated from the disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers after missing 40 games because of a sprained left ankle.

Crawford was injured on May 27 at Dodger Stadium while he was running down a double in the corner by Cincinnati’s Chris Heisey. The 13-year veteran and four-time All-Star entered Thursday batting .267 with four homers and 18 RBIs in 44 games.

The Dodgers cleared a roster spot for Crawford on Thursday by designating backup first baseman Clint Robinson for assignment. Robinson was 3 for 9 with two RBIs in nine games after his contract was selected from Triple-A Albuquerque on June 25.