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21 Allen Craig 1B
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 7/18/1984 | Birthplace: Mission Viejo, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: California | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $1,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/75 | Average Draft Position: 94.73
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Allen Craig finally connects for first home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig was the only reason St. Louis avoided getting shutout during Wednesday's 5-1 loss at Milwaukee.

Craig parked a solo home run off Wily Peralta in the sixth inning for his team's only run of the afternoon. It was his first home run of the season. He finished 1 for 3 with one walk and one strikeout Wednesday.

Craig, who came into Wednesday batting .143 in 13 games, extended his hitting streak to five games. He is batting .278 (5 for 18) over that stretch.


Allen Craig rests after posting .097 average in eight games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig was left out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Reds for the first time in nine games this season. He was replaced by Jon Jay in right field.

Craig is batting a disappointing .097 (3 for 31) with no extra-base hits and three RBI in eight games. He has one walk, six strikeouts and no runs as well.

"I just wanted to get Jay going and I definitely wanted to get Allen Craig going," manager Mike Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Sometimes a couple days -- I'm not saying we won't see Allen late in the game -- some time to get in here and get some extra swings, get out of the routine that isn't working for him right now. He's real close. He really is. I know he feels it. We're seeing some things that look like it. It's kind of breaking it up and giving him a couple days to get some things changed."


Allen Craig heating up for Cardinals


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig connected for two hits for a second straight game and third time in seven spring games Tuesday against the Mets. Craig also drove in two runs on an RBI double off Jonathon Niese in the bottom of the second inning.

Craig is now batting .368 (7 for 19) with three doubles and four RBI this spring. He has yet to hit a home run.


Allen Craig yet to test foot rounding the bases


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig said his foot is much improved post-Lisfranc injury, according to ESPN. However, he said he hasn't tested rounding the bases yet.

Craig added he's been doing drills outdoors and has been running full speed with no pain. He continues to get treatment and build up strength.


Allen Craig prepares for move to outfeld


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig will move permanently from first base to outfield to replace the departed Carlos Beltran, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mike Adams will take over at first base. That means Craig must prove himself healthy after suffering a Lisfranc injury that kept him inactively in the offseason until recently.

"I got to the point (in the past few weeks) where I was running around quite a bit, getting more active, just becoming a better athlete, stuff like that," he said. "I did a lot of lifting weights and running and getting in shape. Start from scratch coming off from injury."

Craig could still play some first base. He will be certainly used somehwere on the field at all times after proving himself as one of the surprise stars of the sport the last two years. He repeated the productivity from his 2012 season a year ago by batting .315 with 13 home runs and 97 RBI as perhaps the top clutch hitter in baseball.


Allen Craig says he'll be ready for start of 2014 season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) Cardinals first baseman/outifielder Allen Craig said he took a month off after the season in order to rest a foot injury that caused him to miss six weeks leading up to the World Series, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Craig said after the month-long break he began a rehab program to strengthen the muscles in his foot.

Craig said he's progressed from working on his flexibility and agility drills to weightlifting. He has also started running recently.

"I feel really good," he said. "After the season, I took a month off just to rest up and heal. I started rehabbing and working out and conditioning after that. I’ve been doing that ever since, and it feels pretty good right now. I’ll be ready for spring training and ready for the season. I’m feeling good."


Allen Craig won't require surgery


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig is not going to require surgery on his Lisfranc injury, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Monday, according to GM John Mozeliak. The GM said Craig will need his 30 days of rest and should be ready after that. 

Allen Craig collects two hits in series ender


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2013) Cardinals designated hitter Allen Craig went 2 for 4 Wednesday but it wasn't enough to avoid a loss as the Red Sox won Game 6 of the World Series 6-1 to earn the 2013 championship.

Craig drove a single off the Green Monster to lead off the second inning but couldn't come around to score and added another single past the third baseman in the fourth inning. The Red Sox finally retired him in the sixth, when he flew out to center field. He came up with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh with his team down five runs but grounded out to the first baseman to end his team's potential rally. While he didn't hit for much power during the series, Craig did hit .375/.412/.438 in 16 at-bats.


Allen Craig hitting cleanup Game 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2013) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig will hit cleanup for Game 6 of the World Series.

Craig will start at DH after playing first during Game 5. Craig will face off against Red Sox pitcher John Lackey. Craig is hitting .333 in 12 World Series at-bats. 


Allen Craig talked his way into Game 5 lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig wasn't initially in the team's starting lineup for Game 5 of the World Series, but managed to talk his way into a starting role, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Once Craig found out he wasn't in the lineup, he asked manager Mike Matheny if he could show him that he could handle first base. Craig took ground balls and practiced throwing when the team was on the field for batting practice. That convinced Matheny to allow Craig to play. Craig was 0 for 3, with three ground outs.


Allen Craig hitless in Game 5 start


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig was a late addition to the starting lineup for Game 5 of the World Series at home against Boston Monday night. With his foot looking like it would keep him out of the lineup, Craig got the late call to start at first.

Unfortunately it was not a boost for St. Louis in the 3-1 loss as the Cardinals fell to 3-2 series deficit headed back to Boston. Craig went 0 for 3 in the game and grounded out weakly in all three at-bats. He's still hitting .333 for the series thus far.

Craig has gone 2 for 5 in the series and 4 for 12 in the postseason overall. Still, he's been hobbled and unable to contribute as he'd like. Craig is likely to DH in Boston for Game 6 as the Cardinals look to stave off elimination.

Allen Craig a late addition to Game 5 lineup


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/28/2013) According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Allen Craig (foot) will start at first base in Game 5 of the World Series on Monday, even though he was not initially included in the Cardinals' starting lineup. Craig took grounders earlier in the day and, according to multiple sources, struggled greatly when moving.

Batting sixth, Craig replaces Matt Adams, both at first base and in his spot in the batting order.


Allen Craig not starting Game 5


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/28/2013) Though Allen Craig had been preparing to start at first base for Game 5 of the World Series, he was ultimately left out of the Cardinals' starting lineup for the series' final game at Busch Stadium. Matt Adams, who has been starting at first base in place of Craig, got the nod once again for Monday's game.

MLB Network reports that Craig had been taking grounders on Monday, but he was not moving freely. Craig is expected to be back in the starting lineup for Game 6 as the Cardinals' designated hitter.


Allen Craig not ruling out first base for Game 5


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/28/2013) CBSSports.com Senior Baseball Columnist Scott Miller reports that Allen Craig is leaving open the possibility that he could start at first base for the Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series. Craig, whose World Series appearances mark his first playing time since returning from a foot injury, has yet to play the field in the series, as he was the designated hitter for Games 1 and 2 and a pinch hitter in Games 3 and 4.

Having aggravated the injury in Game 3, Craig said his left foot is sore and running is still difficult, but added, "we're going to do everything we can" to give him an opportunity to play first base again, possibly as soon as Monday's Game 5.


Allen Craig tallies single in Game 4 pinch-hit appearance


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Pinch hitting in the ninth inning of Game 4 Sunday, Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig singled over the right fielder's head in his team's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox. He was immediately removed for a pinch runner after the single.

Craig was questionable for Game 4 after limping away from home plate in Game 3 when he scored the winning run on an obstruction play at third base. He's likely due for another pinch-hit appearance in Game 5 Monday.


Allen Craig cleared to pinch-hit in Game 4


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Cardinals manager Mike Mathey said Sunday that first baseman Allen Craig's examination has come back clean and that he is available to pinch hit in Game 4 of the World Series.

Craig scored the winning run in Game 3 after coming through with a pinch-hit double in the ninth inning. However, he re-injured his foot after tripping over the third baseman, which resulted in the game-ending interference call.

Provided he doesn't aggravate his injured foot, Craig will likely be available to pinch hit in Games 4 and 5 before resuming DH duties in a potential Game 6 and Game 7.


Allen Craig may not be available for Game 4


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/27/2013) After having scored the winning run in Game 3 of the World Series, Cardinals first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig may not be able to play in Sunday's Game 4.

Craig entered Saturday night's game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, and after doubling, he scored on a fielder's choice, an errant throw by Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and a subsequent obstruction call. Craig re-injured his left foot after tripping over third baseman Will Middlebrooks and sliding into home.

According to CBSSports.com Senior Baseball Columnist Scott Miller, Craig received treatment after the game, but multiple sources have reported that he may not be healthy enough to pinch-hit in Game 4.


Allen Craig scores game-winning run on obstruction call


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig scored the game-winning run on a wild obstruction call in Game 3 of the World Series against the Red Sox Saturday night.

Craig made a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth inning as he slapped a double down left field on the first pitch he saw from Koji Uehara. Jon Jay hit a grounder to Dustin Pedroia, who threw out Yadier Molina at home. Saltalamacchia then tried to throw out Craig at third but the throw sailed offline past third, and Middlebrooks, lying on his stomach, raised both legs and tripped Craig. Craig got up, ran home and was tagged at the plate by Saltalamacchia, however, third base umpire Jim Joyce immediately signaled obstruction at third base and home plate umpire Dana DeMuth called Craig safe at te plate, awarding the game-winning run to St. Louis.

Craig has a hit in each of his first three postseason games. He is hitting .375 with a walk, a double and a run scored this postseason.


Matt Adams gets the start over Allen Craig


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2013) As expected, Matt Adams was in the starting lineup over Allen Craig at first base in Game 3 of the World Series against the Red Sox in St. Louis.

Craig, who is working back from a foot injury, served as the designated hitter in Game 1 and 2. He could be available as a pinch hitter and may see some action in the outfield or first base in Game 4 and 5 for the Cardinals.


Allen Craig not ready for first base duties


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/25/2013) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny suggested on Friday that Allen Craig could see Game 4 or 5 action in the outfield or first base, but probably wouldn't be ready for Game 3. GM John Mozeliak contended it was "unlikely" that Craig would play in Game 3. 

Craig took grounders at first base Friday and Matheny liked what he saw, but he didn't want to rush Craig into game action and jeopardize any progress according to CBSSports.com Senior Columnist Scott Miller. 

Craig, dealing with a left foot sprain, hasn't played the field since Sept. 4. He hit .315 with 13 home runs in 508 at-bats this season. 


Allen Craig feels good after Game 1 start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2013) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig said his foot felt good after getting the start at DH Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Craig went hitless at the plate, but didn't have many issues with his foot. The should allow him to reprise his role as the team's DH for Game 2. Craig expressed some doubt about his role once the club returns to St. Louis, though. When asked whether he would be able to play, Craig said "I don't know right now. We're going to see how I get up [Thursday], see how I feel."

Craig hit .315/.373/.457 in 508 at-bats during the regular season.


Allen Craig singles in return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2013) Cardinals designated hitter Allen Craig made his return to the lineup Wednesday, going 1 for 4 in his team's 8-1, Game 1 loss to the Red Sox. It was Craig's first action since Sept. 4 due to a Lisfranc injury.

Craig popped out in the first inning before recording a single up the middle in the fourth. He then struck out looking in the sixth inning after taking two balls to begin the at-bat. Craig ended his day in the ninth inning with a fly out to right field. He's likely to fill the designated hitter role for the Cardinals in Game 2 Thursday.


Allen Craig starting Game 1 at DH


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2013) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig is batting cleanup and serving as the designated hitter in Game 1 of the World Series against the Red Sox Wednesday.

Craig, who has been recovering from a Lisfrac injury, last played on Sept. 4. He finished the regular season with a .315/.373/.457 line, 13 home runs and 97 RBI in 508 at-bats. He has played DH just twice in his career, going 0 for 9.


Allen Craig passes tests, will be on World Series roster


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2013) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig will make the World Series roster, the team has announced.

Craig will be used as the team's designated hitter in Boston. He will likely be used as a bat off the bench in games he doesn't start. Matt Adams will continue to fill in at first. Craig hit .315/.373/.457 in 508 at-bats. 


Allen Craig could be replaced in the late innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2013) Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig could be replaced in the late innings, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It's looking like Craig will be added to the club's postseason roster for the World Series, but it's unclear how well he'll be able to run the bases. Manager Mike Matheny said Craig will have to run the bases, but could be replaced if the team needs a run late in a game. He added that it was unrealistic to expect Craig to be running at 100 percent right now.

Craig hit .315/.373/.457 in 508 at-bats in the regular season.