The Mariners announced that shortstop J.P. Crawford has been placed on the seven-day concussion injured list, retroactive to August 10. He’s eligible to return by next Thursday but the team hasn’t provided a firm timetable. Players can go on the concussion list whether they’re officially diagnosed with one or simply have concussion-like symptoms. Sam Haggerty was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to take the active roster spot.
Crawford was injured on Wednesday when he collided with third baseman Eugenio Suárez while playing a softly-hit grounder in the hole. The shortstop remained in the game initially but came out a couple innings later after informing the coaching staff he wasn’t feeling well. The team sent him for testing postgame and apparently found the injury significant enough to rule him out for a week.
It’s a rare bit of unfortunate news for MLB’s hottest team. Seattle has rattled off seven straight wins, pulling within a game and a half of Toronto for the last Wild Card spot in the American League. Crawford has been an excellent table setter at the top of the order, reaching base at a career-best .379 clip while starting 106 of the club’s 114 games at shortstop.