October 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford (25) fields a hit in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers Carl Crawford injures hamstring

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We’re just a day into official spring training games and the Los Angeles Dodgers are already without one of their starting outfielders.

Speedy Carl Crawford will miss the Dodgers game on Thursday afternoon after the veteran began feeling tightness in his hamstring.

Carl Crawford, who said his leg tightened scoring from first Wednesday on a Puig double, is not in today’s lineup.

At this point, it’s tough to know the severity but it’s a bit alarming given Crawford’s nagging history of injury problems – especially those of the hamstring variety.

Understandably the Dodgers are being overly cautious with Crawford (and any other player that suffers a spring injury) but you can’t help but wince a bit knowing Crawford’s injury history.

Crawford was a fixture atop the Dodgers lineup last season and as of right now, the hope is that rest will keep the injury from hampering Crawford come the regular season.

It’s not known if he’ll participate in the Dodgers series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia next month.

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