Crawford (head) is starting at shortstop and hitting sixth Wednesday against the Dodgers, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. As expected, Crawford is back in action for the Giants after clearing the league's concussion protocol following an outfield collision in Monday's game. The lefty, who is slashing .275/.346/.431 with 11 homers this season, will face southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu in his return to the starting lineup.
Crawford (concussion) is out of the league's concussion protocol and expects to return to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports. Crawford was held out of the lineup after experiencing concussion-like symptoms from an outfield collision Monday. The All-Star shortstop was available to pinch hit after being cleared for action Tuesday, and he will return to his usual starting role Wednesday. Crawford is slashing .275/.346/.431 with 11 homers and 45 RBI this year.
Crawford (head) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Crawford is apparently dealing with some ill effects from the collision that forced him from Monday's contest, so Alen Hanson will pick up a start at shortstop in his stead. Consider the veteran infielder day-to-day for now.
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.