Mattingly said Crawford will only play left field for the Dodgers, and there are instances when he would play Crawford and current left fielder Andre Ethier at the same time. Ethier also has the versatility to play center and right field, meaning Mattingly can give right fielder Yasiel Puig the occasional game off.
"Definitely, I would use Carl to be able to give Yasiel some days off," Mattingly said.
In 15 games before the injury, Crawford was batting .245 with five extra-base hits.
Mattingly did not confirm whether Crawford would be activated on Monday or later in the series or what the corresponding move is going to be.