Carl Crawford leaves game after left hamstring cramp

Dustin Bradford

Crawford pulled up on his way to second base after hitting his second double on Saturday, and left the game against the Rockies on Saturday in the third inning.

When it rains it pours for the Dodgers. Carl Crawford left Saturday's game with a left leg injury in the third inning against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Crawford hit a double to left field, his second two-bagger of the day in the third inning, but pulled up when running to second while grabbing his left leg. After meeting with trainers Crawford exited the game. The Dodgers later confirmed Crawford suffered a left hamstring cramp.

General manager Ned Colletti, on the Prime Ticket broadcast, said the injury looked like more of a cramp than a strain, and compared it to earlier in the season, when Crawford missed two games with a tight right hamstring. Colletti stressed he would know more after the game.

Scott Van Slyke replaced Crawford at second base, then in left field.

It has been a painful week for Crawford, who tweaked his back making a diving catch on Thursday in Anaheim then was held out of Friday's lineup with soreness. Though Crawford did eventually make an appearance as a pinch runner on Friday.

Crawford is hitting .301/.358/.470 on the season.

The Dodgers are already down one starting outfielder with Matt Kemp on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain, and the assumption is that Yasiel Puig is playing center field over the weekend with Double-A Chattanooga in anticipation of getting called up during the upcoming 10-game homestand. But if Crawford has to go on the disabled list too, that would put the outfield in even further disarray.

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