Crawford on Opening Day? ‘Not realistic’
The Red Sox will open their season on April 5 in Detroit, but you can be nearly certain that Carl Crawford will start his season a bit later.
After a Monday consultation with Dr. Donald Sheridan — the same doctor who performed his wrist surgery in January — Crawford was told not to hit or throw for five to seven days.
“The Opening Day thing is probably not realistic,” said Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. “It might be. But probably not.”
Cody Ross will probably start in left on Opening Day, and hold down the fort until Crawford returns, which you would think will still be at some point in April.