What Carl Crawford wanted so badly to be a season of redemption has been a wasted one so far, the Red Sox left fielder having been parked on the disabled list. But there may be hope on the horizon.

Crawford has been cleared to begin a throwing program. It's the latest - and most important - step in a rehabilitation process from wrist and elbow injuries.

Crawford started the season on the disabled list recovering from surgery on his left wrist. That issue, he said, has completely cleared up.

"My wrist is great,'' he said. "I don't even get treatment for that anymore. It's pretty much 100 percent at this point.''