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Red Sox activate Allen Craig from the disabled list

Aug 21, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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Allen Craig is off the disabled list and back in the Red Sox’s lineup tonight as the starting designated hitter after missing three weeks with a foot injury.

Acquired from the Cardinals on July 31 as part of the John Lackey trade, Craig tweaked his troublesome foot in his first game for the Red Sox. He hasn’t been the same since suffering a Lisfranc fracture to his left foot late last season, but his recent injury is said to be unrelated.

Craig played two games at Triple-A on a minor-league rehab assignment, collecting a single in five at-bats. He hit a combined .312 with an .863 OPS in 328 games for the Cardinals from 2011 to 2013, but Craig’s production has plummeted to a .237 batting average and .639 OPS in 98 total games this season.

  1. emrtgb - Aug 21, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Dear Allen,

    Hopefully your ankle is doing better. You still look weird in a Red Sox uniform. Your replacement, Oscar, hasn’t been hitting too well since you’re departure, but we hope he comes around soon. Take care, and we look forward to the day the Red Sox come back to Busch Stadium. We still miss you.

    – St. Louis

    • skerney - Aug 21, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      The Flyover is so weird.

  2. irishlad19 - Aug 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    The Red Sox need help from proven Major League players; let’s hope Craig is ready to produce.

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