Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is battling lower back soreness that will force him to miss extended action.

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Crawford Placed on Disabled List

Saturday, April 9

The Dodgers announced Micah Johnson will be recalled and take Crawford’s spot on the roster while he rests on the 15-day DL and aims to get back to 100 percent, according to the Los Angeles Times‘ Andy McCullough.    

Crawford had been serving as the Dodgers’ starting left fielder with Andre Ethier out nursing a leg injury, but those duties will presumably belong to Scott Van Slyke for the time being. 

The 34-year-old appeared in each of the Dodgers’ first three games and batted 3-for-10 during that span while driving in two runs, but he was out of the starting lineup Thursday and Friday due to back pain. 

“It’s been there for a while,” Crawford said of the pain before Friday’s game, per McCullough. “It just finally got to a point where I couldn’t take the pain no more.”

According to McCullough, Crawford missed an average of 80 games per season from 2012-2015 as he battled a litany of injuries. 

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