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Dodgers' Carl Crawford out of lineup with tight quadriceps

February 27, 2014|By Dylan Hernandez
  • Carl Crawford is congratulated in the dugout after scoring the Dodgers' only run in a 4-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Crawford said he felt tightness in his leg after scoring from first base on Yasiel Puig's double and was not in the lineup on Thursday.
Carl Crawford is congratulated in the dugout after scoring the Dodgers'… (Mike McGinnis / Getty Images )

PHOENIX — Saying he felt tightness in his quadriceps the day before, Carl Crawford won’t be in the lineup Thursday when the Dodgers face the Arizona Diamondbacks for their second game of the exhibition season.

Crawford said his felt the discomfort Wednesday when he scored from first base on a double by Yasiel Puig.

Crawford downplayed the severity of the injury.

“It’s just a little tightness,” he said. “Pretty sure I’ll be back out there tomorrow.”

Backup Tim Federowicz will catch for the second consecutive day in place of starter A.J. Ellis.

Dodgers lineup
Dee Gordon 2B
Andre Ethier CF
Hanley Ramirez SS
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Yasiel Puig RF
Mike Baxter LF
Juan Uribe 3B
Tim Federowicz C
Alex Guerrero DH
Zack Greinke P

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