Speaking on the pregame show on the WEEI Radio Network Wednesday night, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that Carl Crawford's left elbow may have been bothering him earlier than first reported. (To listen to the interview, click here.) 
"Today I heard from the training staff that he said he had a little feeling when he got to spring training," Valentine said. "I never heard about that. I don't know if the staff really did, either. I don't know if this is a major situation, but again, I'm not close to the situation."
Crawford is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews to receive a second opinion on his ailing elbow, which Valentine said acted up on the outfielder when throwing a ball during batting practice following five days of inactivity.
"The only thing I heard is he hadn't been throwing in a couple of days, then he was shagging and he picked up a ball and he kind of lobbed it in. He still felt something. That's what raised concern," the manager explained. "Sometimes it's that you haven't thrown in a few days and you didn't warm up and you weren't expecting to throw and you throw.
"It's not like he's gone out and tried to throw and said, 'I can't throw.' And I bet if this was the seventh game of the World Series and he had to advance it in, he could advance it forward. And that's just a bet."
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