Crawford still on course after elbow check-up

Crawford still on course after elbow check-up

Crawford still on course after elbow check-up
TORONTO -- Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford, who is on the disabled list thanks to left wrist surgery, had another health concern pop up on Tuesday, when he flew to Boston to get his left elbow examined.

There is good news on that front. Red Sox doctors didn't find any significant injury, and Crawford's plan to DH in extended spring games in Florida at some point this week remains intact.

"He had his left elbow checked, and [it's] just a little minor tendinitis," manager Bobby Valentine said. "Soreness, a little minor soreness in his elbow. It will not keep him from having his at-bats as scheduled."

Valentine said Crawford will hold off on throwing for about a week.