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The Cardinals could have Allen Craig back for the World Series

Oct 19, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT

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Everything’s coming up Cardinals.

According to Jenifer Langosch and Chad Thornburg of MLB.com, Allen Craig tested his Lisfranc injury yesterday afternoon by taking 10 simulated at-bats. He said the batting practice session “went well” and expressed optimism that he will be ready for the start of the World Series next Wednesday.

“I think I’ll be ready,” Craig said. “I’m going to give it my best shot. I feel good. I feel like I’m progressing in my rehab. If I had it my way, I’m going to be out there. That’s what I’m anticipating. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

Craig is also doing some on-field running, but the thought is that he may not be ready to play on the field as soon as next week. Still, he could be a huge asset in a DH and pinch-hitting capacity.

Craig, 29, batted .315/.373/.457 with 13 home runs and 97 RBI in 134 games during the regular season.

  1. mungman69 - Oct 19, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    The Cards won’t need him.

    • bfunk1978 - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      Yes they should totally DH Adron Chambers. Derp.

      • forsch31 - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

        No, no, no….Shane Robinson. ‘Cause he’s totally a power hitter, right?

      • bfunk1978 - Oct 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM

        Hahah yes he proved himself in LA.

  2. steeldominance - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Sure they will need Craig. The need for a pinch hitter/DH will be very important in this upcoming series. Hope Craig can get his bat going!

  3. stlouis1baseball - Oct 21, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    I hope he is able to shake the rust off very quickly. Dude has played in almost two full Months.
    A welcome addition to be sure…let’s just hope he gets into the “swing of things” very quickly.
    Sorry…couldn’t resist.

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