"We want to be able to ease him in," manager Don Mattingly said before the game.
Crawford made his Dodgers debut Opening Day, going 2-for-4 with a single in his first at-bat. He doubled and scored during a four-run eighth inning for Los Angeles in a 4-0 victory over San Francisco.
Jerry Hairston Jr. started in left field and led off Tuesday in place of Crawford.
While Crawford's arm is not at full strength, he has been productive at the plate. He hit .357 (10-for-28) in 10 Spring Training games with a home run and three RBIs.
Skip Schumaker replaced Crawford in left field in the top of the ninth inning Monday.
Crawford is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday for the series finale.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.