The rehab assignment of Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford hit a setback this weekend, as he suffered a mild left groin strain that will require him to return to Boston rather than continue his minor league rehab assignment, according to a report from Evan Drellich of MLB.com.
Crawford had been scheduled to take his rehab to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, and looked to be nearing his major league debut this season. But instead the 30-year old will have to put his return on hold.
Crawford said Friday that he might require offseason surgery to repair a shoulder issue, but should be able to play through that pain for the remainder of the season. He has played eight games during his rehab assignment, hitting .292 with zero home runs and one RBI.
The Red Sox continue a series with the Yankees on Saturday with a day-night doubleheader.