Carl Crawford Steps Up, Accepts Leadoff Role to Benefit Entire Lineup Carl Crawford is on record saying he grew uncomfortable as a leadoff hitter, but the outfielder is stepping up for the good of the time.

Jerry Remy explained on Red Sox First Pitch driven by Your New England Acura Dealers that Crawford told Terry Francona that he'll accept leadoff duties for a team that is struggling to hit from top to bottom. The effects could be major.

Watch Remy's breakdown in the video above.