August 17, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford (13) hits a double during the eighth inning of a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE
Carl Crawford is reportedly planning to ask the Red Sox to allow him to get Tommy John surgery.
Carl Crawford will ask the Boston Red Sox for permission to get Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow, reports Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.
As SBN Baseball previously reported back in mid-July, Crawford was already feeling as though Tommy John surgery was a good option for the issue that's plagued him the entire season. He began the season on the DL due to wrist surgery, and returned to the team with the intention of making any contribution he could. Crawford has gotten his batting average up to .287 in 29 games since returning on July 16.
The Red Sox themselves are currently standing at an abysmal 58-62, well below what fans have come to expect. News of more elbow issues with Crawford, who is making $19.5 million, is not what any fan particularly wants to hear right now.