PHOENIX — Carl Crawford's health has been one of the main story lines through the first two weeks of spring training. But if Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti is concerned, he's done a good job masking it.
Crawford had hoped to make his Cactus League debut last Thursday, only to spend the day flying to Los Angeles to have his surgically repaired left elbow checked by team doctor Neal ElAttrache.
The diagnosis was minor nerve irritation, which ElAttrache said is common during the rehab process from Tommy John surgery. Still, Crawford was ordered not to throw or swing a bat for another week.
"We’ve got four weeks," Colletti said. "If somebody has to miss five games or 10 games at the start of the season and when they come back and they’re healthy after that point in time, that’s the way it will be.