OF Crawford, RHP Bailey near rehab stints

June, 20, 2012
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BOSTON -- Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is on his way to Fort Myers, Fla., where he will continue his rehab in hopes of beginning a minor league rehab assignment soon.

Crawford has been on the disabled list all season after having wrist surgery in January and then suffering an elbow strain during spring training. He's been hitting, running and throwing for the last couple of weeks and he said he's feeling good.

"He said he felt great," said Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. "He said his elbow felt great, his body felt great and he's ready to get going."

When that rehab assignment will officially begin depends on how he progresses at the club's spring training facility in Fort Myers.

Closer Andrew Bailey is also on the verge of a rehab assignment. The right-hander has been on the DL all season -- his first in Boston -- after having surgery on his thumb during spring training. He was set to throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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