Red Sox put Crawford on DL, activate Nava, Padilla
The Boston Red Sox have placed Carl Crawford on the disabled
list with a left elbow injury, and he is scheduled to have
elbow-reconstruction surgery Thursday.
In other moves Tuesday, they activated outfielder Daniel Nava
and reliever Vicente Padilla from the disabled list and optioned
third baseman Danny Valencia to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Crawford is set for Tommy John surgery on his his ulnar
collateral ligament. In 31 games, the left fielder hit .283 with
three homers and 19 RBIs.
Nava, the designated hitter Tuesday night against the Los
Angeles Angels, was hitting .251 with four homers and 27 RBIs
before going on the disabled list July 29 with a sprained left
Padilla, 4-1 with a 4.62 ERA, went on the disabled list Aug. 6
with right arm tightness. Valencia went 1-for-8 after being
obtained from Minnesota on Aug. 5.