According to the St. Petersburg Times, Carl Crawford could be out for the season dealing with his hand injury. He is a big part of this team, and it will hurt as they hit the final stretch. "There's no doubt he's a key part of the ingredients to this team - defensively, offensively, on the bases and everything, just all around," said starter Edwin Jackson, Crawford's closest friend among the Rays. Eric Hinske will take over in left field, but in way will he match up to Crawford's production.
One possible option for the Rays is Barry Bonds, who could match up to Crawford's offensive production. While he won't be great in the field, his numbers at the plate will generate more runs for the team. At this point in the season, Bonds would probably sign for close to the league minimum.