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Carl Crawford seeking elbow surgery

NEW YORK — Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford would like to have surgery on his left elbow as early as this week, a major league source told the Globe on Saturday.

Crawford has not yet come to the team with that request, general manager Ben Cherington said. But with the Sox falling out of contention, the long-simmering issue is coming to a boil and could be decided in a day or two.

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