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Carl Crawford felt trapped with Red Sox

Carl Crawford felt trapped by his contract with the Red Sox, a seven-year, $142 million deal he signed prior to the 2011 season, when he realized that playing in Boston was too tough on him and was a “toxic” environment.

Crawford reflected on his two seasons in Boston, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, calling it the hardest period of his career.

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