Valentine: Minor League Rehab Likely For Crawford

March 29, 2012 12:00 AM
Valentine: Minor League Rehab Likely For Crawford
" BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine does not expect to see Carl Crawford hit before the team breaks Spring Training on Monday, and the Sox outfielder will likely miss more than two weeks of the regular season with a bad wrist.

While Crawford is making progress, which includes swinging at balls on a tee and being part of a throwing program, Valentine said he will not put a timetable on his return.

“You don’t want to put the kid, anyone rehabbing, under the pressure of a deadline,” Valentine said on Thursday. β€œIt can never be the calendar or the schedule that says when a guy is healthy. It’s not fair.”

Crawford was scheduled to make 20 bunts on Thursday, but is not scheduled to swing at live pitching just yet "

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