Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford has been cleared to begin throwing and hitting on Thursday after missing six days with nerve irritation in his surgically repaired left elbow.
The Associated Press puts the LA Dodgers on the books for $214.8M as of their writing on December 13th. This surpasses the NY Yankees payroll, knocking them out of the lead for the first time in years. So why did the Dodgers decide to spend this much money and how were they able to do it?
Carl Crawford, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers in August, said that he regrets waiting until July to have Tommy John surgery and that he felt pressured by fans in Boston to play, even though he was hurt