Crawford missed 30 games with the hamstring issue, and had 14 plate appearances over four Minor League rehab games with Class A Rancho Cucamonga before he was activated. He was hitting .301 in 51 games before going on the disabled list, but his averaged has dropped to .271.
Crawford was not in the lineup Thursday against Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz. The former All-Star is hitting .264 against left-handed pitching this season.
Jerry Hairston Jr. started in left field.
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