Crawford is batting eighth and playing third base Thursday.
Philadelphia hasn't played the 22-year-old every day but is mixing him in often at the hot corner -- at the expense of Maikel Franco -- to gauge their future around the infield. Though he holds a .352 OBP in his limited action (54 plate appearances), Crawford hasn't yet homered and plods along with a .261 batting average and a .391 slugging percentage. He will step in against Kenta Maeda.
Crawford is out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Crawford receives a day off following nine consecutive starts, hitting .310/.432/.483 with five RBI and five runs during that span. For Wednesday's game, Maikel Franco will man the hot corner while Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis play up the middle.
Crawford is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.
After making four consecutive starts following his callup, Crawford will head to the bench as manager Pete Mackanin goes with Freddy Galvis and Maikel Franco on the left side of the infield. Crawford is just 3-for-16 to begin his big-league career, but he figures to play five days a week or so down the stretch as the Phillies evaluate for 2018.
Crawford is starting at third base and hitting seventh in his big-league debut Tuesday against the Mets, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Crawford is a shortstop by trade, but the Phillies will deploy him at the hot corner in his first big-league start. He should see time at shortstop and third base over the final four weeks. Crawford hit .285/.385/.544 line with 13 homers in 228 at-bats since the beginning of July en route to earning this promotion. The Phillies will have some interesting roster decisions to make this offseason, but the expectation is that Crawford remains the team's shortstop of the future.
Crawford had his contract selected from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
As expected, Crawford will join the big club for the first time since being drafted as a first-round pick in 2013. The 22-year-old turned things around after a slow start to the season, putting together a .285/.385/.544 line with 13 homers in 228 at-bats since the beginning of July. He's expected to see playing time at shortstop, second base and third base in order to get him at-bats down the stretch. Pedro Florimon (ankle) was shifted to the 60-day DL to clear room on the 40-man roster.
|9/23/2017 vs Atlanta|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 17 |
| 18 |
| 19 |
| 20 |
| 21 |
| 22 |
| 24 |
| 25 |
| 26 |
| 27 |
| 28 || 29 |
|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2015||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||86||351||53||93||21||7||5||34||49||45||7||2||.354||.407||.265|