Crawford out for the season following surgery

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will have season-ending surgery on his left elbow.

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Carl Crawford #13 of the Boston Red Sox hits an RBI double to center during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 12, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The Red Sox issued a statement Monday saying the left fielder will have Tommy John surgery Thursday.

Crawford has been playing with pain since coming off the disabled list last month. He was a major disappointment last season, his first with Boston after signing a $142-million, seven-year contract. He missed the first 89 games this season while recovering from left wrist surgery.

He partially tore his elbow ligament in April while rehabbing, slowing his return. Crawford was activated from the disabled list July 16 and was batting .282 with three homers and 19 RBIs.

He is expected to be sidelined six to nine months.

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