The 30 year-old, Crawford has been sidelined for the entire 2012 season as a result of left wrist surgery and a sprained UCL in his left elbow. He has made five rehab appearances with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox hitting .214 (3-for-14) with two runs scored.
The veteran has spent ten seasons in the Major Leagues and is a four time American League All-Star including earning All-Star MVP honors in the 2009 midsummer classic. In 2010 he captured both a Louisville Silver Slugger award and a Rawlings Gold Glove award. He has a career Major League batting average of .293 with 115 home runs and 427 stolen bases.
After spending his first 12 professional seasons in the Tampa Bay Rays organization Crawford signed with the Red Sox as a free agent on December 10, 2010. In his first season with the Red Sox, Crawford hit .255 with 11 home runs, 56 RBI, and 18 stolen bases.
A post-game fireworks show courtesy of Southern Maine Motors will follow the July 3rd game. A limited amount of tickets are available for the July 3rd game. Sea Dogs' tickets can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or order online at www.seadogs.com. Ticket prices range between $4.00 and $9.00. Book your nine inning vacation today!