Crawford underwent reconstructive surgery on his left elbow back in August right before the Boston Red Sox made him apart of a blockbuster deal that also included pitcher Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, Adrian Gonzales in exchange for prospects and first baseman James Loney.
After viewing a positive medical report, Dodgers President Stan Kasten said that Crawford has made significant progress and even loss a little over 10 pounds.
With a healthy Crawford in the outfield, along side of a returning Matt Kemp who is also coming off of arthroscopic shoulder surgery, could be one of the most formidable out fielding trios in the National League. Kemp began taking batting practice a few weeks ago.
The Dodgers expect both Kemp and Crawford to be healthy, and with no setbacks, can absolutely return healthy and ready for the April 1st Opening Day game against the San Francisco Giants.
The Dodgers look to improve and return to dominance with their new and improved roster as manager Don Mattingly will have a full season with his new team.