"Carl seems to pick it up right away, so we'll see," Mattingly said before Friday's game against the Phillies.
Crawford injured his hamstring running out a double on June 1 in Colorado. In 51 games this season, the former All-Star is hitting .301 with five home runs and 13 RBIs. He leads the Dodgers with 32 runs scored.
The Dodgers have used seven players in left field since Crawford went on the DL.
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.