Recommendation: The Dodgers closed the shop on Crawford due to nerve irritation in his elbow. The precautionary measure presumably has him on the verge of returning to the field, though it remains to be seen when he'll actually be able to do so. In any case, Crawford will continue to push toward an Opening Day appearance, however unlikely it seems.
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Update: Crawford (elbow) will take on live pitching Tuesday for the first time since February 27, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.