Carl Crawford Dropped From LA Dodgers Roster
Ut oh! Carl Crawford, a veteran outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was designated for assignment on Sunday.
The good news is the Dodgers still have to pay him the $35 million remaining on his guaranteed contract.
“It’s one of those things where you look at the player, and Carl has had a great career, 14 years and had a lot of great moments,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “I know he was proud to be a Dodger. He will be missed. What he brought to the club in terms of experience in postseason games, the impact he had on the young players and the veteran players, the experience he brought will be missed, certainly. But it’s one of those things where father time I think catches up with everybody.”
“I think the biggest thing for us right now is going with an eight-man pen and a short bench. I think that added versatility had a lot of value for us,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. “Just as we go through spring training and into the beginning part of the year, we’re constantly evaluating our roster and looking ahead.
“I think we just got to the point with Carl — he’s the type of guy who his entire career has worked very hard and played very hard. Eventually that just takes a toll on your body. We just felt like we’d gotten to the point where this made the most sense for everyone involved.”
The Dodgers have 10 days to change their mind and re-sign Carl. If that doesn’t happen…he will be released, traded, demoted with approval, or put under waivers until another team picks him up.
Once the news of him being dropped from the roster hit folks started speculating how long their relationship would last. SMH