JUPITER, Fla. Outfielder Allen Craig made his first appearance of the spring on the field with his teammates Monday morning, participating in stretching and agility drills prior to the Cardinals' workout on the back fields at Roger Dean Stadium.
Suiting up and taking the field is noteworthy for Craig, who has been limited to the weight room the past month as he recovers from November surgery to repair a fractured right kneecap.
Craig participated in some light jogging, the first time he's attempted to jog since the surgery. He made three or four jogs of about 90 feet, starting out slow and building up the speed as he got closer to the finish.
"Just starting off slow, didn't want to push it or anything," Craig said. "Just trying to keep up with everyone else. I don't think I stood out, I think I fit in, which was good.
"The trainers wouldn't put me in a situation I couldn't handle. They tested me out and we talked about it and I knew there would be a jog at the end and I did it ...