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Allen Craig cleared for more baseball activity

Oct 11, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

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Cardinals first baseman-slash-outfielder Allen Craig has been cleared for more baseball activity, reports Brian Stull on Twitter. He has been sidelined since early September due to a Lisfranc injury in his right foot, ending the regular season with a .315/.373/.457 line and 97 RBI in 563 plate appearances.

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has not ruled out using Craig as a DH should his team advance to the World Series, per Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

Without Craig, the Cardinals have been using Matt Adams at first base. During the NLDS against the Pirates, Adams had six hits in 19 trips to the plate, including an eighth-inning two-run home run against Mark Melancon in Game 5. They will continue to use Adams at first base in the NLCS against the Dodgers.

  1. perryt200 - Oct 11, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    this might be why some people dislike the Cards.

    they lose their best hitter, a utility player, and a guy who will get some rightfully deserved MVP votes; and they don’t really miss a beat.

    HEY! not my fault! i wanted Molina as MVP

    • albertmn - Oct 11, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      I find it a reason to respect the Cards. They develop a lot of young players, especially pitchers, and only sign the a few free agents, usually to shorter deals. When Wainwright had Tommy John, he was barely missed. With Carpenter (and Garcia) out this year, they have hardly been missed. What other team could constantly withstand losing front line starting pitchers, without breaking the bank on free agents? And, obviously Craig filled in great for Pujols, and now Adams fills in well for Craig.

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