Carl Crawford felt pressure to play

Updated: October 27, 2012, 12:15 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford said he regrets having waited until July to have reconstructive elbow surgery, but that the pressure of playing in Boston compelled him to play hurt.

Crawford underwent Tommy John surgery in July, a month before he was traded to the Dodgers by the Red Sox as part of a nine-player blockbuster. During an introductory news conference Friday at Dodger Stadium, Crawford commented publicly about the trade for the first time.

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