Crawford heads to Florida to continue rehab

Crawford heads to Florida to continue rehab

BOSTON -- The next time Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is at Fenway Park, he could well be on the active roster. Crawford left Fenway on Wednesday and was scheduled to be in Fort Myers, Fla., by Thursday.

The Red Sox tentatively have a date when they want Crawford to enter game action, but manager Bobby Valentine did not reveal it. How Crawford fares in workouts in Florida will dictate that.

"There is one in pencil, of course," Valentine said.

Crawford, whose left (throwing) elbow was his most recent holdup, said Tuesday he was feeling strong, and Valentine echoed that Wednesday.

"He said he felt great," Valentine said. "When he left he said his elbow felt great, his body felt great and he's ready to get going."