Dodgers outfield depth? Carl Crawford has an oblique injury

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One of the Dodgers story lines all offseason was that the team had too much outfield depth and they certainly tried to trade Andre Ethier before deciding to keep him in a part-time role.

But now right fielder Yasiel Puig is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury and left fielder Carl Crawford may be joining him on the shelf after suffering what manager Don Mattingly believes is a strained oblique muscle Monday night.

Fortunately for the Dodgers even if they’re without Puig and Crawford the outfield is still in pretty good shape with standout rookie Joc Pedersen in center field flanked by Ethier and either Scott Van Slyke or Alex Guerrero in the corners.

Crawford is off to a slow start, hitting .245 with a 10/1 K/BB ratio and .668 OPS and zero steals through 15 games.