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Wrist issue shuts down Carl Crawford

Updated: March 2, 2012, 7:45 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will refrain from swinging a bat for a couple of days after reporting inflammation in his surgically repaired left wrist, manager Bobby Valentine said Friday.

"He probably overdid it a little bit," said Valentine, adding that he preferred Crawford to take even more time off before resuming hitting.

Crawford, who did not swing a bat Friday, is taking anti-inflammatory medication, but Valentine expects the issue is only a minor ...

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