PORTLAND — Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will make a rehab appearance with the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field tonight.

Crawford has missed all of the 2012 season while recovering from wrist surgery and a sprained ligament in his left elbow. He has played in five rehab games with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, hitting .214 with two runs scored.

The Sea Dogs host the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affliliate of the New York Yankees, at 6 p.m. tonight.

Crawford signed a 7-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox before the 2011 season. In his first season with the Red Sox, Crawford played in 130 games and had a .255 batting average. He scored 65 runs, drove in 56 and stole 18 bases in his first season with the Sox.

Crawford played his first 12 seasons in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, including 10 with the big-league club. With Tampa Bay, Crawford was a four-time American League all-star. He has a career batting average of .293 with 115 home runs and 427 stolen bases. In 2010, he won both a silver slugger and a gold glove award.

According to media reports out of Seattle, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that rehabbing outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury could also join the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday.

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