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Crawford officially shut down

Posted Sep 25, 2007 by Marc Lancaster

Updated Sep 25, 2007 at 06:21 PM

Greetings from Yankee Stadium South. The legendary Bucky Dent, one of my favorites, signing autographs here tonight.

In Rays news, Carl Crawford finally has been officially shut down. That one had been coming, of course. It also sounds iffy as to whether Brendan Harris will play again this year. Joe Maddon said if Harris isn’t able to play in the next day or two, they don’t intend to play him in Toronto. Harris has seen some improvement in his lat but it isn’t completely pain-free yet.

Also, Rays players are beginning to have their end-of-season meetings with Joe Maddon and the staff. Akinori Iwamura had his today, and the Rays requested that he do some work at second base this winter. Iwamura was open to the idea, telling them he would do whatever was needed to help the team.

Iwamura also got the infamous confiscated bat signed by the Yankees’ manager, who inscribed it: “To Iwamura-san—You use this very well. Good luck. Joe Torre.”

The lineups:

Yankees
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
A-Rod 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Mientkiewicz 1B
Cabrera CF
Igawa P

Rays
Iwamura 3B
Velandia 2B
Pena 1B
Upton CF
Young RF
Navarro C
Gomes LF
Guzman DH
Wilson SS
Hammel P

Reader Comments

Por (RICH BACCHESCHI) on September 25, 2007 (Suggest removal)

WELL MY GUESS IS PENA IS THE RAYS MVP.—CRAWFORD AND UPTON BASED ON TIMES AT BAT WOULD MAKE A CLOSE 2ND.—YOUNG, HARRIS AND AKI DID VERY WELL AND THIS WAS THEIR FIRST FULL SEASON.—GOOD TO KNOW MADDON WANTS AKI TO PREPARE TO PLAY 2ND BASE—HOPE WE CAN BE 1/2 AS LUCKY NEXT YEAR TO LAND A COUPLE KEY PLAYERS—THIS YR WE GOT REYES,AKI,HARRIS AND PENA.  WOW !

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