"Five or six games, at least that," Mattingly said. "Through Detroit [Wednesday] for sure, then we'll see where everything is. It's been a while, over a month for Carl. But when Carl is ready, he'll be back."
Since Crawford has been out, Matt Kemp has been the everyday left fielder and the club has moved into first place.
Mattingly said Justin Turner, who is on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, is rehabbing at the club's Arizona facility and isn't ready for games yet.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.