Friday, April 13, 2012

Prattville's Crawford jumping to big leagues

Prattville's Evan Crawford is headed to the big leagues. The Toronto Blue Jays have promoted the left-handed pitcher from Double-A New Hampshire and he'll be in uniform tonight.

The 25-year-old, added to Toronto's 40-man roster this offseason, was impressive in spring training. He didn't allow a hit in four innings with one walk and five strikeouts.

Crawford reached Double-A last season and had a 3.35 ERA in 45 appearances at New Hampshire. He was an eighth-round draft pick of the Blue Jays in 2008 out of Auburn.

Toronto had an opening when reliever Sergio Santos went on paternity leave. A player on paternity leave can miss 1-3 days.

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