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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||480.00||16.00||.265||71.00||58.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||8||1||1|| .222|| .500|| .125|
|vs Gonzalez (Career)||7||3||0|| .571||.429||.429|
|vs LHP||17||3||1|| .222|| .353|| .176|
|12/26/2014||Jose Bautista, RF TOR||Lorenzo Cain, CF KC|
Allen Craig, LF BOS
|12/26/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK|
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Allen Craig, LF BOS
|12/24/2014||Lance Lynn, SP STL|
Jed Lowrie, SS HOU
Allen Craig, LF BOS
|Matt Kemp, RF SD|
Nick Markakis, RF ATL
|Last 10 Games|
Red Sox OF Allen Craig smacks first home run of season on Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/2/15) Allen Craig did his best to ensure a victory for the Red Sox on Friday night. Craig launched a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth off Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia to give the Sox a 2-1 lead. But the lead would not last, as the Yankees rallied back to secure a 3-2 victory.
It was Craig's first home run of the season, with playing time being hard to come by for the 30-year-old slugger. Craig started in right field Friday night, in what was just his sixth start of the year.
"I felt like I've been putting some good swings on the ball and taking good passes at it," Craig said, per MLB.com. "Felt good to connect with one, for sure."
Red Sox's Allen Craig gets sixth start, fourth in RF, on Friday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/1/15) Red Sox slugger Allen Craig received just his sixth start of the season Friday against the Yankees. He started in right field, where four of his starts have come this season.
Craig is batting .118 (4 for 34) with one RBI, two walks, four runs and eight strikeouts.
Shane Victorino out of Red Sox lineup on Saturday
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is out of the lineup for the third straight game on Saturday.
Victorino has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. Allen Craig gets the start in his place, batting seventh in the lineup. Craig will start in right for the second time this season.
The Sox are +100 money line underdogs at Baltimore.
Red Sox OF Allen Craig learning to adjust to limited playing time
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) Despite starting two of the first nine games of the season, Red Sox outfielder Allen Craig has remained positive about his playing time and said he's trying to adjust to a reserved role, reports MLB.com.
"It's definitely not easy," Craig said. "It presents its challenges. But I think that I definitely find success. So it's just about staying positive and competing."
With manager John Farrell relying on outfielders Daniel Nava and Brock Holt in a platoon role, Allen knows his role may not increase soon, but it's a long season.
"I don't really allow myself to go there and think about it too much, to be honest with you," Craig said. "I just try to compete and do the best I can do in every at-bat, whether that's coming off the bench or starting."
Red Sox's Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez out of lineup Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/11/15) Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez are not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Yankees.
The Red Sox played a marathon 19-inning game Friday night and will give both Betts and Ramirez a break for Saturday's day game. Brock Holt draws the start in center field and will lead off for the Red Sox Saturday, while Allen Craig will start in right field, with Daniel Nava moving to left. The team is sticking with its normal starters in the infield.
|2014 summary: For the second season in a row, Allen Craig experienced a major decline in power, and this time, it led to a loss of playing time. Heading into July, Craig was hitting just .255 with six home runs, and at that point, he started losing starts in right field to the late Oscar Taveras. At the July 31 trade deadline, the Cardinals dealt Craig to the Red Sox, and shortly thereafter, he was sidelined by an ankle injury. He eventually returned to Boston's lineup, but he limped towards the finish line, batting .128 with one home run in 29 games with his new team. Craig acknowledged after the season that the Lisfranc injury he suffered in 2013 set his offseason preparation for 2014 back and played a role in his poor performance.|
Playing time status: Craig is an injury risk to be sure, and worse yet, he has to contend with an extremely crowded outfield situation in Boston. There is no guarantee that Craig will have a regular role in 2015.
2015 outlook: Craig has morphed into a ground ball hitter over the last two seasons, but it's hard to untangle that trend from his health issues. As recently as the first half of 2013, Craig had been hitting for decent power, and if he can enter the coming season fully recovered, he still has the potential to be a 20-homer, 35-double threat. Given how dramatic and persistent his decline has been, it's best to pursue that upside with a late-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
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