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By Jon Weisman
Carl Crawford has joined fellow outfielder Yasiel Puig on the disabled list with a right oblique strain, and infielder-outfielder Kiké Hernandez has been called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Crawford injured himself during his second-inning triple Monday, on the swing, telling Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. today that it was a “bad tear.” He has a .260 on-base percentage and .408 slugging percentage in 50 plate appearances this season. Crawford had an even slower start (.224/.278) in April 2014, but finished last season at .339/.429.
The 23-year-old Hernandez had a .321 OBP and slugged .421 in 134 plate appearances during his MLB debut in 2014. With Oklahoma City in 2015, Hernandez was at .219/.254, thanks largely to a 1-for-29 slump from April 12-20.