More Dodgers: The Throw
Crawford injured his leg while running out a double during Sunday's game. The Dodgers initially hoped that the injury was a cramp, but an MRI taken after the game revealed a tear. Manager Don Mattingly said that the strain is "not major," but the team's medical staff felt that Crawford needed more than four or five days to recover, so a DL stint was in order.
Crawford has been dealing with hamstring tightness for much of the season, missing a couple games earlier in the season as a result. The 31-year-old joins fellow All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp, who went out with a hamstring strain last Thursday, on the sidelines.
The Dodgers recalled right-hander Stephen Fife from Triple-A to take Crawford's spot on the roster. Fife started in place of the injured Chris Capuano on Monday, throwing 5⅓ one-run innings to earn his first big-league win.