Carl Crawford benched Saturday

Updated: April 16, 2011, 6:31 PM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Red Sox lineup was posted Saturday and one prominent player was missing at the top.

Carl Crawford.

The left fielder, who signed a seven-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox as a free agent last fall, has been struggling so badly that manager Terry Francona decided to sit Crawford for Saturday's game at Fenway Park against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Francona initially had planned to give Crawford a day off on Monday, but the combination of the Jays starting ...

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