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Wrist surgery will set Carl Crawford back

Carl Crawford’s shot at redemption will have to wait. The Red Sox left fielder underwent surgery on his left wrist yesterday and is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.

Crawford felt pain when he started to swing a bat earlier this month and was sent for tests. Dr. Donald Sheridan, a specialist based in Scottsdale, Ariz., diagnosed Crawford with cartilage damage and performed surgery.

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