New York City New York. ESPN reports an anonymous source reports Boston Red Sox outfielderwill have an operation Tuesday for an elbow injury that has caused him pain this baseball season.
Crawford said he will have Tommy John surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left arm.
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherrington said about whether Crawford should have had the surgery earlier in the baseball season or should have the surgery now he answered "A little bit of both."
If Crawford has the ligament replacement operation Crawford would return to the Boston Red Sox lineup six to nine months later.
Crawford signed a seven year $142 million dollar contract with the Boston Red Sox in 2011 as a free agent. He missed 89 games in the 2012 Major League Baseball season due to a injury to his left wrist that was operated on. His elbow injury happened in April when he was in a rehabitation assignment,
New sources SI.com, ESPN.com and Associated Press