Assuming all parties are healthy, the Los Angeles Dodgers will face a roster crunch in their outfield. However, given their injury woes this season, that might be a problem the Dodgers never have to face.
After losing Matt Kemp for an extended period of time, the Dodgers quickly lost fellow outfielder Carl Crawford – both to hamstring injuries. And while Matt Kemp has plans of returning soon, possibly tonight, the same can’t be said for Carl Crawford who suffered a much more serious strain.
As the rival San Francisco Giants found out, hamstring strains are nothing to play around with as their outfielder Angel Pagan will now miss 10-12 weeks after undergoing hamstring surgery, something Crawford and the Dodgers obviously want to avoid. Because of that, the slow rehab process will keep Crawford out of the lineup until after the All-Star break, this according to Eric Stephen:
No real timetable set because he’s not running yet. Probably after All-Star break RT
@GreatSportsTalk: when is Crawford expected to return?