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David Ortiz Out Of Red Sox Lineup For Series Finale Vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will meet Monday afternoon at Tropicana Field in the finale of a four-game series. Boston is aiming to win its third game of the series, but it will have to do that without David Ortiz in the lineup. The veteran slugger will be replaced by Mike Napoli, who is batting in the cleanup spot as the designated hitter. Allen Craig is taking Napoli...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

(Too many) Angels in the outfield: Boston's outfield problem

AP ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterWhat to do, what to do. With the signing of Rusney Castillo, the Red Sox added another layer to an outfield that now seems overloaded with talent. The Red Sox signed Castillo to a 7-year/$72 million deal after trading Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletic's for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and bringing in...
Via RedSoxLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Too quick to bandwagon Matt Adams

Matt Adams came to Spring Training in 2014 with a slimmer physique and then quickly jumped out of the gate swinging for the St. Louis Cardinals. His success led to a semi-controversy between who should get playing time between Adams, Allen Craig and Oscar Taveras. Between Adams' early jump on the season, Taveras' growing pains and Craig's horrendous start to the 2014...
Via The Flagrant Fan
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox offense comes alive in 11th, beat Blue Jays, 11-7

For the first 10 innings, the Red Sox seemingly couldn't come up with a big hit when they needed one. Then, in the top of the 11th, it seemed they couldn't stop. Breaking open a tie game, the Red Sox erupted for seven runs in the inning, giving them an 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Dustin Pedroia had a two-run single to put the Sox ahead and Mike Napoli and Allen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig: ‘It Felt Great’ To Hit First Home Run In Red Sox Uniform

A foot injury prevented Allen Craig from hitting the ground running with the Boston Red Sox. The outfielder/first baseman offered a glimpse Tuesday of what he’s all about. Craig, who was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, hit his first home run in a Red Sox uniform as Boston defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 in 11 innings...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Come Eleven: Sox Rally Late, Win, 11-7

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)Boston tallied seven times in the eleventh inning tonight to beat the Blue Jays, 11-7. A two-run double by Dustin Pedroia (who had four RBIs on the night), a three-run monster home run (into the top deck at SkyDome) by Mike Napoli and a two-run HR by Allen Craig (his first as a member of the Red Sox) highlighted the frame. Boston took yet another...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Not In Red Sox Lineup For Series Opener With Blue Jays

David Ortiz’s rough weekend will keep him out of the lineup for at least one game. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter was banged up during a weekend series with the Seattle Mariners, leaving Sunday’s game early after fouling a pitch off his right foot. He’ll sit out at least the first game of three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays starting on Monday night. With Ortiz...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Middle Of The Order Gets Boost In Series Finale (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s heart of the order has the potential to do some serious damage. For the first time this season, David Ortiz, Yoenis Cespedes, Mike Napoli and Allen Craig will hit in the No. 3-6 holes, respectively, posing one challenge after the next for Seattle Mariners starting pticher Hisashi Iwakuma in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. While Ortiz and...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo’s Reported Deal Will Give Red Sox Offseason Flexibility

The Boston Red Sox aren’t wasting any time in retooling for 2015. The Red Sox on Friday reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. While the deal crowds Boston’s outfield, it also opens up a world of possibilities for the Red Sox as they gear up for an interesting offseason. The Red Sox faced an outfield logjam...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig’s Return Could Help Fix Boston Red Sox’s Biggest Deficiency

BOSTON — The Red Sox on Thursday added a serviceable plug to their leaky offense. Allen Craig, who suffered a foot injury Aug. 1 in his first game after being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals, returned from the 15-day disabled list. While Craig won’t singlehandedly halt Boston’s season-long offensive malaise, the slugger’s return could go a long way toward fixing the...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Allen Craig activated

After winning the World Series a season ago, the Boston Red Sox have stumbled to 56-70, last in the American League East. One bright sport this season has been the play of 38-year old designated hitter David Ortiz, who hit his 30th home run of the season yesterday. It's the ninth time in his career to hit the 30-home run mark in a season. In other news, the Red Sox have activated...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Back In Red Sox Lineup; David Ortiz Sitting In Angels Series Finale

The Boston Red Sox are trying to avoid being swept by the Los Angeles Angels, but they’ll have to do so without Big Papi. Designated hitter David Ortiz will have a routine day off Thursday for Boston’s fourth and final game against the Halos. Outfielder Allen Craig, who was activated from the disabled list Thursday, will slide into the DH spot and bat fifth. Alex Hassan was...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Angels Live: Boston Looks To Snap Four-Game Skid, Avoid Sweep

5:25 p.m.: Allen Craig has returned a day earlier than expected. Craig, who has been on the disabled list with a foot injury, will bat fifth and serve as the designated hitter. Craig played two rehab games at Triple-A Pawtucket this week and was expected to be activated from the DL on Friday, but Will Middlebrooks and Mike Napoli are banged up. Thus, the Red Sox decided to activate...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Allen Craig starts rehab at Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox fell to the Los Angeles Angels last night by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Red Sox to 56-68, last in the American League East. It's been a miserable season for the defending World Series Champions, who fell to 15 1/2 games back in the division. On the injury front, Allen Craig, who has been out with a sprained foot, began a rehab assignment last night...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Dustin Pedroia, Allen Craig, David Ross

As Dustin Pedroia missed Sunday's game with flu-like symptoms, the Boston Red Sox got positive news on two of their other injured players.Peter Craig of the Boston Globe is reporting that Allen Craig, who upon becoming a Red Sox sprained is foot is set to start his rehab in Pawtucket on Monday. Catcher David Ross, who went on the disabled list the following day will be skipping...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Updates: David Ross Set To Be Activated Early Next Week

BOSTON — The Red Sox have had some foot issues. Outfielder Allen Craig, catcher David Ross and second baseman Dustin Pedroia all have been forced to deal with some sort of foot ailment in recent weeks. Craig and Ross have been on the disabled list, while Pedroia left Friday’s game against the Houston Astros after fouling a ball off his right foot. Red Sox manager John Farrell...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig to begin rehab assignment soon

Allen Craig‘s eventual return to the Red Sox lineup draws closer and closer. The right fielder has only played in one game with Boston after being acquired on July 31 in a trade-deadline deal with the Cardinals that send Craig and Joe Kelly to the Red Sox for John Lackey. In his debut with the Red Sox on Aug. 1, Craig tweaked his ankle in his final at-bat while attempting to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

When the Cardinals traded Allen Craig to the Red Sox for John Lackey the assumption was that the move had two goals for St. Louis: One was to bring in rotation help with Lackey and the other was to clear an everyday spot in the outfield and the lineup for stud prospect Oscar Taveras. However, now the 22-year-old rookie is struggling with a .206 batting average and .530 OPS through...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Could Begin Rehab Assignment Monday; David Ross Also On Mend

BOSTON — The Red Sox are making progress from a podiatry standpoint. Outfielder Allen Craig and catcher David Ross — currently on the 15-day disabled list with foot injuries — are on the mend, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Craig, who is dealing with a left foot sprain, has shown improvement in his early work. He could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Provides Injury Update On Allen Craig (Video)

Red Sox manager John Farrell provided a health update on injured outfielder Allen Craig on Thursday night at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 9-4. Farrell said Craig ran in the outfield on Thursday and might begin a rehab assignment on Sunday or Monday. Craig is eligible to be removed from the disabled list on Sunday. Check out the video above to hear Farrell’s...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Fielding Position Will Depend On Fenway’s Dimensions

The Red Sox have a new look outfield with Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig recently being acquired from the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, respectively. Cespedes has played left field and Craig has manned right field throughout the season, and John Farrell plans to keep it that way for the rest of the year. However, with Cespedes having a cannon of an arm and right field...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Yoenis Cespedes Likely To Stay In Left Field For Rest Of 2014

The Boston Red Sox are calling an audible in regards to outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig. The Red Sox originally planned to try Cespedes in right field while shifting Craig to left field with right fielder Shane Victorino sidelined for the remainder of the 2014 season. The club is nixing those plans for now. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Tuesday’s game against...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig could return from the disabled list in a week

When outfielder Allen Craig jammed his left foot on the first base bag in his first game since being traded to the Red Sox, there was some speculation that he might be shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season. Craig suffered a left Lisfranc fracture in late 2013 and hasn’t been right since, so calling it quits and aiming for a fresh start in 2015 would make sense. But it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Allen Craig ready for baseball activities

The Boston Red Sox lost a marathon 19-inning game on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels by the score of 5-4. Albert Pujols hit walk-off home run to end the longest game of this season. The loss dropped the Red Sox to 51-65, last place in the American League East. As the nightmarish season continues for the defending World Series champions, there is some good news on the injury...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: A first hand account on the evolution of Lance Lynn

The Cardinals are going to have lots of extra salary to throw around during the offseason. They were just able to unload the contract of an aging Allen Craig, and got a steal back with John Lackey and his $500,000 option for next season. That leaves plenty of money for the Cardinals to extend Lance Lynn during the offseason. Lynn has been that consistent cog in the middle of the...
Via Cardinals Farm
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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