Crawford had been sidelined since April 28 because of a strained right forearm. He lost feeling near his elbow after making a relay throw to third base and was placed on the DL the following day.
A left-handed hitter, Crawford was not in the lineup against the Cubs on Wednesday. Left-hander Jose Quintana started for Chicago.
Crawford was batting .188 with two homers and six RBIs. To make room for him, the Phillies optioned infielder Mitch Walding - who struck out in all six plate appearances following his promotion last week - back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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