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Allen Craig | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox have spoken to Allen Craig about playing some third base.
Craig did make a handful of starts at third base during his tenure with the Cardinals and it's the position he played most frequently in the minors, so this isn't some crazy experiment. But he has looked stiff in the field (and even worse at the plate) since suffering a Lisfranc foot injury in late 2013. Craig is not a good bet for significant fantasy value in 2015, no matter what position he's playing. Jan 22 - 3:20 PM

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According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Red Sox are in "active" Allen Craig trade talks with at least one team.

Craig batted just .128/.234/.191 in 107 plate appearances after the July 31 trade that sent he and Joe Kelly from the Cardinals to the Red Sox for John Lackey. Craig hasn't been the same since suffering a Lisfranc foot injury late in the 2013 season and he's owed $26.5 million over the next three years. Boston probably won't be able to get much in return.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 02:21:00 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that Allen Craig is a "back-burner" option for the Orioles.

The Orioles' top priority at the moment appears to be to re-sign Delmon Young, but they're also interested in Michael Morse and, to a lesser extent, Craig. Craig batted just .215/.279/.315 with eight homers in 2014, but he's also draw some trade interest from the Marlins and Brewers this winter.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Marlins and Brewers have showed interest in Allen Craig.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has also reported previously that the Marlins had some interest in Craig, who could take over as their regular first baseman. The Brewers could use Craig in a platoon at first with Adam Lind while also possibly giving him some time in the outfield. The Red Sox would undoubtedly be selling low on Craig if they decided to trade him, as he hit just .215/.279/.315 with eight homers in 2014.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:26:00 AM

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said Monday that "we've done everything we can" for Allen Craig's foot.

"No further testing needed," added Cherington. Craig wound up hitting just .128/.234/.191 in 107 plate appearances after the trade that sent he and Joe Kelly to the Red Sox for starter John Lackey. Maybe Craig will be rebound after a full offseason of rest, but this Lisfranc injury dates back to late 2013 and he has been a different player since it happened. Boston owes him $26.5 million in guaranteed money through 2017.
Source: WEEI
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Allen Craig went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Sunday and would up hitting .128 with one homer and two RBI in 94 at-bats for the Red Sox.

Overall, Craig hit .211 with eight homers and 46 RBI in 461 at-bats for the season. He's the first first baseman or corner outfielder since 1943 to end a season with a sub-.200 average, fewer than 10 homers and fewer than 50 RBI in 450 at-bats since Joe Kuhel in 1943. Yes, he really was that bad. The Red Sox owe him $26.5 million through 2017, so they have to hope it was an aberration. He was certainly plenty good up until this year.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Allen Craig finished 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Craig is now 5-for-50 (.100) with 22 strikeouts since joining the Red Sox at the July 31 trade deadline. He has been a completely different hitter since suffering a Lisfranc injury in late 2013.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday that "at this point" Allen Craig is not expected to need surgery on his left foot.

"At this point, no," Farrell said. "The comment at the time was if he experienced any further discomfort, any physical ailments ... which he has not experienced." Craig suffered a Lisfranc fracture last September, but Farrell doesn't think it's to blame for his struggles this season. "Right now, with his setup, he's getting pitched in quite a bit and it's caused him to commit to some pitches early, and when some breaking balls have shown up, that's where some of that early commitment has resulted in a check swing or expanding the plate away and down and off the plate," said Farrell. "We're just trying to get him back to some consistent at-bats and timing."
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Allen Craig (foot) could consider offseason Lisfranc surgery.

"Depends on how he responds to consistent play," Farrell said. Boston activated the outfielder from the disabled list earlier in the day Thursday, but it's clear all is not well with Craig's troubled foot. You'll recall he underwent Lisfranc surgery last year. Craig is the designated hitter in Thursday's game against the Angels.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Red Sox activated OF Allen Craig from the 15-day disabled list.

Craig is serving as the designated hitter in Thursday's series finale against the Angels. The Red Sox will likely take it easy with the 30-year-old down the stretch this season, given how badly he's struggled since coming off his late-2013 Lisfranc injury.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 03:46:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday that he expects Allen Craig (foot) to come off the disabled list by the end of the week.

Craig began a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Pawtucket and went 0-for-2 with a walk. He'll likely play another couple of games in the minors before rejoining the Red Sox. The 30-year-old has been sidelined since August 5 with a left foot injury.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 01:00:00 PM

Allen Craig (foot) will start a rehab assignment on Monday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Craig, who has been out since August 5 because of a left foot injury, is expected to spend 2-3 days at Pawtucket before returning to Boston. His foot problem dates back to late-2013 and he holds an ugly .237/.291/.348 batting line this season between the Cardinals and Red Sox. Craig can't be trusted to provide much fantasy value down the stretch.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Allen Craig (foot) could begin a rehab assignment on Sunday or Monday.

He's not expected to need many rehab games, so an activation early next week is likely if all goes well. Craig is dealing with a left foot injury, but an MRI cleared him of having an aggravation of last year's Lisfranc fracture.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:10:00 PM

After examining Allen Craig Friday, Dr. Robert Anderson found that the outfielder's left foot injury is not related to last season's Lisfranc fracture.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said that the Lisfranc injury was "still seen" in an MRI, but Dr. Anderson doesn't feel "that there were any chronic changes to what was viewed last year." Craig, who injured the foot in his first game with the Red Sox, will begin increasing the intensity of his workouts over the coming days and could be activated on August 17 when first eligible. "Our approach is to get him playing and we’ll see if there’s adverse effect to more aggressive play," Farrell added.
Source: Boston Globe
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 09:11:00 AM

Allen Craig is expected to visit a specialist for his injured left foot later this week.

That examination will take place in North Carolina. Craig tore a ligament in his left foot last season in St. Louis and reinjured it in his Red Sox debut last Friday night. "We’re going to try to be methodical on this one because he’s new to the organization," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters on Wednesday. Craig has batted just .237/.291/.348 this season, generating speculation that he never fully recovered from the initial foot injury.
Source: Boston Globe
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 09:06:00 AM