The team has called up numerous young outfielders since Crawford has been there, including the likes of Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, and Trayce Thompson. This has caused Crawford's playing time to go down dramatically, especially with infielder Howie Kendrick getting time in left field.
The veteran outfielder has had five different stints on the disabled list in Dodgers blue, including to begin this season with a back injury. After returning, he hit just .185 with a .230 on-base percentage, receiving just 81 at-bats over 30 games. He was traded to the Dodgers in a nine-player deal with Boston in 2012, and in 320 games since then, the 34-year-old is hitting .278 with 18 home runs and 99 RBIs.
He received a seven-year deal as a free agent with the Red Sox , mainly because of his numbers with the Tampa Bay Rays to begin his career. Crawford hit .296 with 104 home runs and 592 RBIs in nine seasons with the Rays. His numbers would immediately begin to drop following the major deal, hitting 32 home runs and 174 RBIs in six seasons with Boston and L.A.
Crawford is hoping he can keep his career going, as he looks to find a new home to attempt to find the production he once had. The Dodgers will have 10 days to trade, waive, or release the underachieving outfielder.