Red Sox’s Crawford seeks second opinion on elbow

MINNEAPOLIS — Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is going to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on the left elbow that has plagued him since he reported to spring training.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said on Wednesday that Crawford was in the process of scheduling a visit with Andrews, one of the best-known orthopedic surgeons in the business. Valentine called the visit “a fact-finding mission,” but didn’t have many more details about it.

Crawford had surgery in January on his left wrist and has not played in a game this season. He has been feeling discomfort in his elbow as well, and flew to Boston earlier this week for an examination by team doctors.

Valentine says he hasn’t heard that surgery would be needed at this point.

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