Carl Crawford Hopes to Be Ready for Opening Day


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Rob Tringali/Getty Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are hopeful that they will have left fielder Carl Crawford in the lineup for Opening Day on April 1.

Crawford continues to recover from elbow surgery and is intent on getting back in the lineup as soon as he can.

“I haven’t accepted that at all,” Crawford said Thursday from spring training. “I don’t know who’s putting that stuff out there, but that’s definitely a goal of mine, even with me taking a slow approach. I still have a chance of being ready.”

Crawford had to miss a week of camp with nerve irritation to his left elbow and has been limited to hitting 50 balls off a tee under supervision of Dodgers’ trainers.

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