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High fever sidelines Crawford after trip to ER

High fever sidelines Crawford after trip to ER


LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford was sent to the emergency room on Saturday afternoon as a precautionary measure due to a high fever.

Crawford felt ill on Friday, but was able to start and had three hits in a 2-1 victory against the Reds. But when his body temperature rose Saturday afternoon, the Dodgers sent him to the ER.

"He's on some antibiotics and wasn't feeling great yesterday," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He didn't look as good today. I was going to play him today, but he didn't look great when I saw him. So we're going to shoot for tomorrow. I think we'll be OK with him. I think it's fairly precautionary. There's something going on with a little fever."

Mattingly said he was confident Crawford would not require a trip to the disabled list and no other players were ill.

Crawford is riding a seven-game hit streak, going 14-for-33 (.424) with three doubles and three RBIs during that span.

Skip Schumaker hit leadoff and started in left field in place of Crawford on Saturday.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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