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.