Carl Crawford striving to be ready

Updated: March 7, 2013, 5:19 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford isn't ready to rule himself out for Opening Day, even as evidence mounts that such an expedited return is unlikely.

"I haven't accepted that at all," Crawford said Thursday from spring training. "I don't know who's putting that stuff out there, but that's definitely a goal of mine, even with me taking a slow approach. I still have a chance of being ready."

The Dodgers were hopeful Crawford would be ready by ...

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