Carl Crawford begins to throw

Updated: January 16, 2013, 6:46 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers got an update on the health of left fielder Carl Crawford on Tuesday that indicates he has begun a throwing program, making it more likely he'll be ready by Opening Day.

Crawford underwent reconstructive surgery on his left elbow in August, about a week before the Boston Red Sox traded him to the Dodgers in a blockbuster nine-player deal. He has been rehabilitating this winter near his home in Houston.

Appearing on 710 ESPNLA Tuesday, ...

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