Crawford was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a fractured left hand, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports. He's expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Crawford suffered the injury when he was hit on the left hand by a Luke Weaver pitch in the fourth inning. Maikel Franco will likely handle everyday third base duties with Crawford expected to be sidelined for at least the next month. The young infielder was hitting just .194 prior to his exit Tuesday.
Crawford exited Tuesday's game against the Cardinals early after being hit by a pitch on his left hand, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Crawford was plunked on the left hand by a Luke Weaver pitch in the fourth inning. He stayed in on the basepaths during the bottom of the fourth but was removed from the contest before the Phillies took the field in the next half-inning. Maikel Franco took over at third. We'll wait for an official diagnosis on Crawford's injury.
Crawford is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.
Crawford takes a seat after starting the last five games at third base. He hit .308/.438/.385 over that small stretch, potentially giving manager Gabe Kapler reason to plug his name into the lineup more regularly going forward, though his season line is still a weak .203/.276/.329. Maikel Franco will play third base Wednesday.
Crawford will draw his fourth consecutive start at third base and bat seventh Sunday against the Brewers, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
When Crawford was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, the assumption was that he would pick up most of his starts at shortstop, where his solid defense would have its greatest impact. Instead, the Phillies have opted to keep the struggling Scott Kingery at shortstop while having Crawford replace Maikel Franco as the team's primary third baseman. While Franco's .704 OPS this season is far greater than what Crawford (.569) or Kingery (.593) has provided, it appears the Phillies value the latter two players' defense and baserunning skills more than what Franco has to offer at the plate. It thus looks like Crawford will retain an everyday role in the infield, albeit at a different position than expected.
Crawford (forearm) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Look for Crawford to join the starting lineup within the next couple days as the Phillies continue a three-game set against the Cubs on Wednesday night. During his rehab assignment, Crawford played in five games with High-A Clearwater before joining Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. Moving forward, it's unclear if Crawford will return to an everyday role at shortstop, especially since he had not been doing much -- hitting just .188/.246/.328 in 21 games -- prior to his injury. In a corresponding move, Mitch Walding was optioned to Lehigh Valley.
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