Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford could miss the April 1 opener against San Francisco after leaving spring training in Glendale, Ariz., to have his elbow examined in Los Angeles.
Recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery on Aug. 23, Crawford felt nerve irritation in his left arm. The Dodgers said Friday he was examined a day earlier and was prescribed anti-inflammatory medication and told to rest.
Crawford was back in camp Friday and will not take batting practice or throw for about seven days, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. He will participate in other drills.