Carl Crawford's Elbow Ain't Good And Other MLBullets

Carl Crawford of the Boston Red Sox could be out another three months with a UCL sprain. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The latest from around MLB...

  • Carl Crawford's elbow situation has gone from bad-enough-to-keep-him-out-to-start-the-year, to bad-enough-to-keep-him-out-for-another-three-months. It's a UCL sprain for Crawford, who'll try to come back after rehab, rather than after surgery. With Jacoby Ellsbury out for a while yet, the Red Sox's outfield will continue to be a patchwork affair. Crawford, 30, is in just the second year of his big money eight-year contract with the Red Sox, and it's looking like it will be his second-straight disappointing season. If I didn't know better, I might worry about whoever authorized that contract...
  • Speaking of the Red Sox, they weren't particularly interested in seeing nice story Philip Humber go perfect on them after going perfect on the Mariners. Humber walked the first batter, and it only got worse. In all, the Red Sox tagged him for nine earned runs.
  • Young starter Michael Pineda was shut down by the Yankees after feeling pain in his shoulder. It turns out that it was a torn labrum, for which Pineda will have surgery, and which is about as bad as a pitching injury gets. He'll obviously miss the rest of this year, and probably a chunk of next year, too. What kind of pitcher he'll be after he rehabs remains to be seen. There are success stories - Chris Carpenter, for example - but this is a tough one to come back from.
  • Brandon Inge is a free agent after being granted his unconditional release from the Detroit Tigers. Inge, who'll turn 35 in May, has long been thought an excellent defender at third base. But his bat has completely left him, and the Tigers preferred to go with big stick Miguel Cabrera at third base, rather than utilize the DH spot after signing Prince Fielder. After a brief try at second base, the Tigers decided it was best for both sides if they just parted ways.
  • The Giants have placed Aubrey Huff on the disabled list for an anxiety disorder that it sounds like might be exacerbated by a recent divorce filing. It's a tough time for Huff.
  • Wendy Thurm takes a look at which teams have the biggest beefs with the unbalanced and interleague schedules this year.

Brett Taylor is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and a Contributor here at Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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