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Carl Crawford Hopes To Return By July 1-3 Against Houston Astros

Carl Crawford, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain on Saturday, told reporters that he hopes the return to the lineup between July 1-3, when the Boston Red Sox take on the Houston Astros.

Crawford grew up in Houston and said that he definitely doesn't want to be out of action for those games.

"Definitely wouldn't want to miss that series," Crawford said after tonight's game. "It'll be cutting it close, that's for sure. Hopefully, things will get better soon." (via Boston Globe)

This is the second time in Crawford's 10-year career that he has been placed on the disabled list. Crawford suffered the injury running out an infield single. Immediately after suffering the injury, Crawford talked to trainers and limped off the field into the dugout. An in-game MRI revealed the Grade 1 hamstring strain.

Crawford is batting .243 with six home runs, 31 RBI and eight steals in 67 games for Boston.

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