Crawford was removed from Monday's game against the Dodgers following a collision with Gorkys Hernandez in left field, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports. Crawford appeared to take a knee to the head during the collision, and while he batted the following inning, Alen Hanson entered the game at shortstop shortly after. The extent of Crawford's injury is currently unknown, but more news should surface after further evaluation.
Crawford went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Astros. Crawford returned to the lineup after getting a day of rest Sunday, providing the only offense the Giants could muster against Charlie Morton in the form of his 11th homer of the season. The 31-year-old's production has petered off over his last 30 contests (.191/.276/.255), but he can still provide decent counting stats at the shortstop position while batting in the heart of the order.
Crawford is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. With lefty Robbie Ray on the bump for the Diamondbacks, the Giants will counter with a right-handed-heavy lineup. That leaves no room for Crawford, who will cede his usual spot at shortstop to the switch-hitting Alen Hanson.
Crawford went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Tuesday's extra-inning victory over the Padres. Crawford's 10th-inning RBI single off Phil Maton proved to be the deciding run in a narrow victory. The All-Star shortstop struggled to the tune of a .200/.283/.242 slash line in July, but he finished the month on a positive note with three multi-hit games over the final six contests.
Crawford went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Seattle. Crawford's production has really tailed off after his stellar month of June, as he is slashing a meager .162/.269/.206 with just three extra-base hits in 76 July plate appearances. The shortstop currently sports a career-high .338 BABIP, so a dip in batting average was to be expected. Crawford still owns a healthy .284/.354/.447 slash line on the year, so his fantasy owners are hoping that Wednesday's extra-base hit ignites his hibernating bat.
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