Carl Crawford dropped to seventh

Updated: July 25, 2012, 12:56 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Carl Crawford arrived in the visitor's clubhouse Tuesday afternoon at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, he read the lineup card and saw his name in the seventh spot of the batting order.

Crawford batted second in the first seven games he'd played since returning from the disabled list a week ago, but he wasn't surprised when Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine dropped him to the seventh spot.

"No thoughts," Crawford said. "It'll be time to play at 7 o'clock. ...

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