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Full Count | WEEI Apr 23, 2015

Red Sox lineup: Allen Craig starting in left field; Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino sitting vs. Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Red Sox will have a different look in the outfield in Thursday’s series finale against the Rays. Allen Craig will start in left field, and Daniel Nava will start in right field. It was a scheduled day off for Shane Victorino, even though he injured his hamstring Wednesday night. Hanley […]
Over the Monster Apr 23, 2015

Red Sox vs. Rays lineups: No Hanley, Allen Craig starts in left

Hanley Ramirez is night the day off Thursday as the Sox go for another series win against Jake Odorizzi and the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox will be without Hanley Ramirez as they try to extend their unbeaten streak to five series to start the 2015 season. Boston Red Sox (9-6) Mookie Betts, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Oritz, DH Pablo Sandoval, 3B Mike Napoli, 1B Daniel Nava, RF Allen Craig, LF Xander Bogaerts, SS Sandy Leon, C Starting Pitcher -- Clay Buchholz Tampa Bay Rays (7-7) David DeJesus, DH Steven Souza Jr., RF Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Evan Longoria, 3B Desmond Jennings, LF Allan...
The Republican Apr 15, 2015
Boston Red Sox lineup: Pablo Sandoval sits, Brock Holt at third base

Boston Red Sox lineup: Pablo Sandoval sits, Brock Holt at third base

Allen Craig is batting cleanup for the Red Sox. He's 3 for 7 with one double and one strikeout in his career against Washington starter Gio Gonzalez.
Sons of Steve Garvey Apr 7, 2015
Game 2 Thread: April 7 vs. Padres, 7p

Game 2 Thread: April 7 vs. Padres, 7p

Zack Greinke (0-0, 0.00) vs. Tyson Ross (0-0, 0.00) Greinke takes the mound tonight, following in the footsteps of Clayton Kershaw yesterday. But tonight will also mark the Dodger debut of Yasmani Grandal, whose replacement of A.J. Ellis at catcher represents the biggest positional improvement in projected WAR, short of Jason Heyward's replacement of Allen Craig in RF for St. Louis. Grandal swings the Dodgers' WAR +4.1 (which is still distilled by projected Juan Uribe degradation at 3B to be a net loss of -4.1 in aggregate across all nine positions). I suppose the starting lineup...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 3, 2015

Cardinals claim Gary Brown

Uh-oh. Gary Brown still has the tools that made him a first-round pick. He just needs to figure out the whole hitting business, and he'll be at least a worthwhile reserve. If he could just go to the right organization ... Cardinals claim Gary Brown Uh-oh. The Cardinals have always run a fascinating hitter farm, making major leaguers out of unlikely ore. Jon Jay wasn't anything special in the minors. Neither were Allen Craig, Matt Adams, or David Freese. Those four aren't exactly All-Stars, but they all developed into something more than their minor league stats would have suggested. Is...
Over the Monster Apr 1, 2015

Watch Allen Craig hit an inside-the-park homer. No, really.

He hit this on the one day of the year that makes it difficult to convince y'all he did. We promise this isn't an April Fools' joke. We even have video to prove that we're telling the truth! Allen Craig, who is probably only faster than David Ortiz among Red Sox players, hit an inside-the-park home run, and it was an adventure even for one of those. Your browser does not support iframes. Craig gets a hold of that pitch, and it lands in the exact wrong spot for right fielder Jose Bautista, taking a hard bounce and rolling towards center field. Then, Bautista fell down. Just straight up...
The Republican Mar 30, 2015

Red Sox 25-man roster projection: Where do Rusney Castillo, Matt Barnes and Allen Craig fit?

One final look at the Red Sox projected 25-man roster.
Over the Monster Mar 30, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Blake Swihart, Allen Craig, Matt Barnes

Today's links look at Blake Swihart's increasing value to the Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez and John Farrell becoming besties, and a couple young arms impressing in spring training. If it's even possible, the Christian Vazquez injury has made Blake Swihart even more untouchable. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) However valuable he is, though, it's not yet time for him to be in the majors. (John Tomase; WEEI.com) There has been speculation about Allen Craig's future in Boston all winter, and now Gordon Edes is hearing trades have at least been discussed. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston) Hanley Ramirez...

Allen Craig trade rumors increase

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Entering play Saturday, first baseman-outfielder Allen Craig had the most spring training at-bats of any player on the Red Sox, 40. That’s no accident. The Red Sox insist Craig’s workload is related to their desire to give him as much playing time as possible after last season’s disappointing performance that followed his 2013 foot injury. Talent evaluators following the Sox, however, maintain that the added exposure is tied to the team’s desire to trade him to alleviate their crowded outfield situation.

Twinsights: Jake Reed meets up with Rusney Castillo again (with video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This wasn’t the first time Twins pitching prospect Jake Reed had crossed paths with Rusney Castillo. In July 2012, the summer after his freshman year at Oregon, Reed was part of Team USA when it played a five-game international friendship series against the Cuban national team in Havana.  “I faced him, threw him a slider and he hit a bomb off me first pitch,” Reed said Thursday after giving up a 10th-inning, walk-off homer to the Cuban outfielder in a 5-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. After completing a 10-pitch battle with Allen Craig by […] The post Twinsights:...
The Republican Mar 26, 2015
Boston Red Sox outfield competition: Allen Craig remains in lineup limbo (Video)

Boston Red Sox outfield competition: Allen Craig remains in lineup limbo (Video)

Red Sox outfielder Allen Craig is in a bit of limbo right now. He's one member of a crowded Red Sox outfield, and it's unclear what his future holds despite a good showing in spring training.
The Republican Mar 26, 2015

Red Sox outfield competition: How Shane Victorino's health affects Allen Craig, Rusney Castillo

With a little over a week left in spring training, a look at the Red Sox outfield competition.
Over the Monster Mar 25, 2015

Do the Red Sox even want to trade Allen Craig?

He has no place on Boston's roster, and the Red Sox have had suitors. So why is Allen Craig still in Boston? Back in the first days of the offseason, there were two moves that seemed like safe bets for the Red Sox to make: 1) Sign Pablo Sandoval -- The only way they could have been more obvious with their interest was if they'd renamed Fenway "Pandaville" 2) Trade Allen Craig -- Because it just made sense Even back before the signing of Hanley Ramirez and the Yoenis Cespedes trade, it was clear there was not room for Allen Craig on this Red Sox roster. He hits right handed while the Red Sox...
Boston Herald Mar 25, 2015

Red Sox Notebook: Allen Craig ups status

JUPITER, Fla. — Allen Craig is slowly but surely becoming a factor for the Red Sox.That factor might be as a piece in a significant trade or playing a critical role in the outfield depth chart.Either way, what matters most is that Craig is starting to hit a bit like the 2013 All-Star with the Cardinals and nothing at all like the hobbled and punchless player who came to the Sox in last July’s trade with St. Louis.Yesterday’s three-run double, a one-bouncer off the wall in right-center, reflects the old and improved Craig.
Over the Monster Mar 24, 2015

Red Sox vs. Marlins lineup: Relay race losers

You lose a relay race in camp, you ride the bus to Jupiter. You do not want to ride the bus to Jupiter. Last year, when the Red Sox visited the Marlins during spring training, they did so with one of the weakest lineups to wear the uniform in recent years, spring or no. This year, the team is apparently doing their best to avoid repeating that controversy. Their solution? A relay race. Losers ride the bus. Boston Red Sox (10-8) Jemile Weeks, 3B Dustin Pedroia, 2B Hanley Ramirez, LF Allen Craig, 1B Garin Cecchini, DH Rusney Castillo, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., RF Blake...

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