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2015 Dodgers review: Carl Crawford

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A look back at the injury-plagued 2015 season for Carl Crawford, who basically had the same year as the season before only without the red-hot finish.

What went right

Crawford did end the 2015 season relatively strong, in his limited playing time, hitting .289/.338/.430 from Aug. 1 through the end of the regular season.

He stole 10 bases in 12 attempts, all in the final two months of the season, and was second on the team with 10 steals. His 83.3-percent success rate was second on the team among everyone with at least four attempted steals.

Crawford in 31 games at Dodger Stadium, including 18 starts, hit .329/.378/.474 seven seven extra-base hits in 83 plate appearances.

What went wrong

Crawford had trouble staying on the field in 2015, missing 75 games on the disabled list with a right oblique strain from Apr. 28 to July 21.

Through July 31, in 22 games and 61 plate appearances, Crawford was hitting .217/.230/.350, with no steals.

On the season against right-handers Crawford hit just .260/.296/.416. His 21.2-percent strikeout rate was the worst of his career.

Crawford's 193 plate appearances and 69 games played were the second- and third-fewest season totals, respectively in his career, and his fewest since joining the Dodgers.

Crawford was 1-for-12 (.083) in the National League Division Series, starting three of four games against the Mets. He started the first three games of the series against right-handed pitchers, but when righty Jacob deGrom started again in Game 5 Crawford was benched in favor of Kiké Hernandez in left field.

2015 particulars

Age: 33

Stats: .265/.304/.403, .305 wOBA, 10 SB, 2 CS, 95 OPS+, 95 wRC+, -0.1 rWAR, 0.4 fWAR

Salary: $20.5 million

Game of the year

Crawford had a season-high three hits, including a double, on Aug. 12 against the Nationals, with a double and an RBI in the Dodgers' 3-0 win.

Roster status

Crawford has two years and $41.75 million remaining on arguably the most-difficult-to-move contract in baseball, including a $20.75 million salary in 2016.