This isn’t anything as bad as the Victor Martinez news, but another big name is going to miss some time: Carl Crawford had arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist today to repair cartilage.
It’s being described as routine, and he is expected to be recovered and — in the words of GM Ben Cherington — will be “hitting at some point in spring training.”
And if he is hitting in spring training, it would mark the first time he hit since he left the Tampa Bay Rays.
Athletics slugger Khris Davis injured his right groin in Sunday’s series finale against the Blue Jays and an MRI taken Tuesday revealed a Grade 1 strain, per Steve Kroner of the San Francisco Chronicle. He is expected to be placed on the disabled list ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Mariners and figures to miss around 2-3 weeks.
Davis has put up an .805 OPS (119 OPS+) with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 47 games this season for the A’s, who are two games above .500 (25-23) largely because of their surprisingly consistent offensive production. Oakland is ninth among all MLB teams in runs scored and the club ranks seventh in combined team OPS (.748), behind only the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Braves, Pirates, and Indians.
It sounds like Franklin Barreto is on his way up from Triple-A Nashville to take Davis’ spot.