Allen Craig RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brandon Moss, Allen Craig on Marlins’ first base radar

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, we learned that the Marlins were considering Evan Gattis and Chris Davis as trade options for an upgrade at first base. You can add Brandon Moss of the Athletics to the list, per MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, as well as Allen Craig of the Red Sox (via Clark Herald of the Miami Herald). The..." November 29

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Allen Craig activated, will DH pic.twitter.com/QhoeKzwlUh

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    Maureen Mullen @MaureenaMullen

    Allen Craig going on DL.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    You read that right: @pgammo is reporting Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to the #RedSox for Lackey.

  • Red Sox trade John Lackey to Cardinals for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig

    CBSSports.com "The Cardinals are set to acquire John Lackey from the Red Sox, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Boston will receive Joe Kelly and Allen Craig in the trade. Lackey, 35, is 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA in 21 starts and 137 1/3 innings this season. He returned from Tommy John surgery last year to go..." July 31

  • Cardinals Craig is an epic bargain

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Allen Craig is one of the biggest steals in major league baseball. He has four years left in his five-year, $31 million contract. He gained some security with that deal and the Cardinals bought into his free agency, gaining a measure of cost control Craig will earn $2.75 million this season,..." February 06

  • After a month off, Craig feels ready to run in RF

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig said that he left St. Louis at the end of the season with a rehab schedule and confidence that his foot injury would not require surgery. It did need time to heal. Craig took a full month off of all activity at the end of the World Series to mend the torn..." January 19

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Allen Craig pushed himself to take groundballs today and #STLCards are going to start him at first base tonight. Likely to bat sixth.

  • Allen Craig hints at playing first base on Monday night

    CBSSports.com "Hitter extraordinaire Allen Craig dropped his biggest hint yet that he's going to try to play first base for the Cardinals in Game 5 on Monday night. But watching him gimp down to first base for a single that bounced off of the right-field fence in Boston's 4-2 takedown of St. Louis in Game 4..." October 28

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Craig not in #STLCards’ lineup. Matheny hoping for him to DH in Boston. Said Craig was better yesterday and even better today.

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    Tom Ackerman @Ackerman1120

    Mozeliak's Craig update on KMOX: "Overall, we're optimistic he didn't go backwards or have a major setback." Hopeful he's available tonight.

  • Allen Craig reinjures left foot on final play of World Series Game 3

    CBSSports.com "Lost in the crazy finish to Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night was Allen Craig being carried off the field following the Cardinals' win. He scored the winning run on the walk-off obstruction call but had to slide into Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia at the plate. Craig, 29,..." October 27

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    Scott Miller @ScottMCBS

    Matheny says Craig could be subbed into the game later and maybe play 1B for a bit

  • Craig responds well at plate; defense still in question

    MLB.com "Allen Craig did not hit cleanup in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday but he was back in the lineup after responding well to his first game test the night before. Manager Mike Matheny dropped Craig into the six-hole in Game 2 and instead made Matt Adams his cleanup hitter. The switch was in..." October 24

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Mozeliak on Craig playing in the field: "I think it's probably a reach. We'll see. Still have 48 hours." #WorldSeries #stlcards #cardinals

  • Allen Craig is in, Adron Chambers out for Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals will finalize the obvious this morning when they submit their 25-man roster for the World Series with Allen Craig available and starting tonight’s Game 1 at designated hitter. Craig who has been out for more than six weeks with ligament damage in his left foot ran the bases at..." October 23

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Matheny announces Allen Craig will be on World Series roster. #Cardinals

  • Craig poised to return as Cardinals DH in Game 1 of World Series

    CBSSports.com "The Cardinals are not yet ready to make any official proclamation. But expect them to add a very important piece back to their lineup – one they've been without since Sept. 4 -- for Game 1 of the World Series in Boston on Wednesday night. Clean-up man Allen Craig who has been a spectator..." October 21

  • Allen Craig: 'I'm ready' for World Series

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig who has missed six weeks with a ligament injury in his left foot took the equivalent of 10 at-bats in a simulated game Friday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Craig faced Jake Westbrook Sam Freeman and rehabbing lefty Jaime Garcia. “It didn’t look like he..." October 19

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Matheny said Allen Craig came thru his simulated game & "felt good." They'll schedule another one for him & go from there. Could DH in WS.

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Interesting comment from Matheny: Craig will face Jaime Garcia tomorrow at the ballpark in live BP. #nlcs #cardinals #stlcards

  • Cards will create games to get Craig ready

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With no games other than the ones they’re playing to get Allen Craig ready to rejoin the team when healthy the Cardinals plan to invent a way for the cleanup hitter to get rehab at-bats at game speed. Craig took part in batting practice for the second consecutive day Monday hours before Game 3..." October 15

  • Allen Craig injury update: Cardinals 1B takes batting practice

    SB Nation "The Cardinals hope that Craig will be able to return if they reach the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig took batting practice during the team's workout Sunday at Dodger Stadium reports Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. Craig had not participated in outdoor batting..." October 14

  • Cards' Allen Craig not ruling out being available for NLCS

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak surveyed his bench and realized that what the club needed was something even the minor-league system he believed to be robust couldn’t provide. That was this past winter. The same could be said this winter. Mozeliak has tinkered for two years with..." October 10

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    Tim McKernan @tmckernan

    Mozeliak: Could Craig play this postseason? Yes. Is it a high probability that he plays? No.

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Allen Craig very doubtful to be available in the division series per Mozeliak. Cardinals keeping with conservative approach.

  • Allen Craig to have X-ray

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Injured first baseman Allen Craig still has his sprained left foot in a boot and Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said X-rays will be taken of the foot on Thursday’s off day. Otherwise Mozeliak said “Nothing’s changed.” But that really isn’t good news in terms of Craig being able to..." September 24

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    Brian Stull @StullySTL

    Allen Craig will be re-evaluated Thurs likely x-ray. Mo talking right now on STL Baseball Tonight about his chance for return in playoffs

  • Allen Craig to remain in walking boot for another week

    Hardball Talk "The Cardinals ruled out a left foot fracture for Allen Craig last week but he’s still a little while away from returning to the starting lineup. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that Craig was re-evaluated earlier today and..." September 13

  • Injured Craig won't be back soon

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Allen Craig drove himself to the ballpark Friday. And he seemed reasonably comfortable with a walking boot on his sprained left foot. But the Cardinals’ top runs batted in man at 97 said there had been no timetable offered to him about his return. With only three weeks and change remaining in the..." September 07

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    From #STLCards: Allen Craig exited with a left foot sprain. He will be re-evaluated on Thursday.

  • Allen Craig returns to St. Louis for MRI on injured foot

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "First baseman Allen Craig wore a boot on his left foot and used crutches to navigate the clubhouse after the Cardinals beat the Reds 5-4 in 16 innings Wednesday. The team's RBI leader is returning to St. Louis today for an MRI scan on his foot which he injured in the fourth inning. Matt Adams..." September 05

  • Allen Craig doesn't have fracture, is expected to return this season

    CBSSports.com "Cardinals All-Star first baseman Allen Craig was forced from Wednesday's game against the Reds and sent back to St. Louis for some evaluation on his sprained left foot. Fortunately for Craig and the Cardinals the news was good. He doesn't have a fracture reporters have been notified..." September 05

  • Allen Craig exits game with left ankle injury

    CBSSports.com "Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig had to leave Wednesday night's game against the Reds in the fourth inning after rolling his left ankle while rounding first base. He was on the ground for a few minutes before gingerly walking off the field with the trainer. Craig 29 has had a series of right..." September 04

  • A first for Craig

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Allen Craig has been with the Cardinals for all or parts of the previous three seasons and he’s caught the last out of a World Series. But he’s never been on the field for the first out of the season until tonight. Craig, the Cardinals’ cleanup man, will be making his initial opening day start..." April 01

  • Allen Craig contract details

    Viva El Birdos "The St. Louis Cardinals announced a long-term contract extension on Friday, but it wasn't the Adam Wainwright deal everyone's slightly anxious about: It was a surprise attack on Allen Craig's arbitration years. The Cardinals locked up their starting first baseman on a five-year contract worth $31..." March 09

  • Cards sign Craig to 5-year deal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals did something they rarely do when they reached agreement today with first baseman Allen Craig, who was not yet arbitration eligible, on a five-year contract taking him through 2017 with a club option for 2018. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. General manager..." March 08