Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 2/23/12
JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig has yet to pick up a bat or ball since catching the final out of the World Series but maintains hope of being on the active roster when the regular season opens April 4. Craig, recovering from offseason surgery to repair a fractured kneecap, has spent the past month in Florida rehabbing at the Cardinals' Spring Training complex at Roger Dean Stadium. "I'm feeling really good," Craig said. "I've made a lot of progress since the day I had surgery three months ago. I'm excited with where I am. It's been a long road but I've been working hard every day to try and get back. "It's kind of a tough thing because you want to push it and try to get back as soon as you can but you have to stay patient at the same time and that's kind of where I'm at, but I feel good." Craig missed 54 games in June and July after fracturing his right knee when he banged into a fence in Houston while trying to catch a foul pop up in right field. He returned Aug...
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