1:46 AM EDT, Sat May 23, 2015
Full Count | WEEI 17 hours ago

Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Rusney Castillo returns, Allen Craig continues hot streak

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday, May 21: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (23-19): L, 6-5, 10 innings, at Louisville (Reds) — Rusney Castillo was back in the lineup after his paternity leave, batting second and playing in center field for his first action since Sunday. Castillo was 1-for-6 […]
Over the Monster 17 hours ago

Red Sox minor lines: Allen Craig finding a rhythm in Pawtucket

Whatever you think of Allen Craig, there's no denying he looks like a different man in Pawtucket. Pawtucket L 5-6 (In 10) Rusney Castillo: 1-6, 2B, 2 KAllen Craig: 3-4, 2B, 2 BBBryce Brentz: 1-5, BB, KTravis Shaw: 2-6, KDeven Marrero: 1-5, K, EGarin Cecchini: 3-5, 2B Rusney is going to get plenty of press outside of minor lines today, so let's focus in on Allen Craig instead. Eight games into his return to Triple-A, the only thing missing out of the outfielder is his power. He's putting up a .306 average with a .375 OBP. It's easy to discount this because, well, it's Triple-A, and there's...
Over the Monster May 21, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Mike Napoli, Wade Miley

Today's links look at Rusney Castillo's delayed call-up, Allen Craig's fall from grace, and a new addition to possibly help the bullpen. Contrary to the hopes of many Red Sox fans, Rusney Castillo will be reporting back to Pawtucket today. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Mike Napoli looks to be swinging the bat a lot better in the last couple games. The plane ride back from the west coast helped a lot. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com) Napoli isn't the only one finding a groove. Wade Miley has been looking much better this month. (Stephen Hewitt; Boston Herald) Allen Craig's fall from grace...
Over the Monster May 19, 2015

The benefits of outrighting Allen Craig

Allen Craig's removal from the 40-man roster stands to save them some money and make for an easier time avoiding the luxury tax in 2016. Allen Craig was outrighted to Pawtucket yesterday. By and large, there's little difference for the Red Sox between an outrighted Allen Craig and an optioned Allen Craig. By outrighting him, Craig was removed from the 40-man roster, yes, but for the Sox, the 25-man roster was the real issue, and he was already in Pawtucket free-and-clear before being exposed to waivers. They certainly didn't need space on the 40-man roster, since as it stands they have...
The Republican May 18, 2015
Allen Craig clears waivers, removed from Boston Red Sox 40-man roster

Allen Craig clears waivers, removed from Boston Red Sox 40-man roster

Allen Craig cleared waivers and will join the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Over the Monster May 18, 2015

Nobody wants Allen Craig

Any team in the league could have had Allen Craig if they were willing to take on his contract. They didn't want him. The Red Sox haven't just optioned Allen Craig to Pawtucket. The team announced Monday that they went through the entire process of placing him on waivers, and have now outrighted him to Triple-A after he went unclaimed, leaving them with an open 40-man roster spot (they're up to three now), and answering the question of whether anyone is even interested in the long-suffering Craig anymore. To be clear on the implications of this: 29 other major league teams had a chance to...

Allen Craig clears waivers, stays with PawSox

To say Allen Craig has struggled with the Red Sox would be a gross understatement. Craig and his heavy contract cleared waivers Monday after he was designated for assignment earlier in May.
The Republican May 11, 2015
Red Sox's Ben Cherington on demoted Allen Craig: He's got to get on roll for himself more than anything

Red Sox's Ben Cherington on demoted Allen Craig: He's got to get on roll for himself more than anything

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington wants Craig to receive everyday at-bats in Pawtucket to get on a roll. Obviously, Craig wasn't receiving the chance to play each day with Boston.
Over the Monster May 11, 2015

Allen Craig demoted, but not done just yet

Allen Craig's time in Boston is done for now. But it's not yet time to close the book on the one-time All-Star. The Red Sox sent Allen Craig to Triple-A this past weekend. It's been five years since Craig last spent any significant time in the minor leagues, four since he broke out with a .917 OPS in 2011, three since he earned his first MVP votes, two since he was an All-Star, and one since the Red Sox traded for him. Over his career, Craig holds a .772 OPS, but the Sox have seen nothing close to that in his time here. It's hard to believe, but Craig's Red Sox career actually constitutes...
The Republican May 10, 2015

Boston Red Sox seeking change option Allen Craig, Robbie Ross Jr. to Pawtucket; Jackie Bradley Jr., Steven Wright recalled

The Red Sox made a series of roster moves on Sunday, including optioning Allen Craig to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Full Count | WEEI May 10, 2015

Red Sox add Jackie Bradley, Steven Wright; option Allen Craig, Robbie Ross Jr.

TORONTO — In wake of the Red Sox‘ three-game losing streak, and seven of their last eight, they have attempted to shake things up. Jackie Bradley has joined the team in Toronto for Sunday’s game, and Allen Craig has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket (he did have options, which made the move possible). Bradley was […]
Boston Herald May 10, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: Allen Craig hits Pawtucket

Red Sox Notebook: Allen Craig hits Pawtucket

TORONTO — Allen Craig was a National League MVP candidate with the St. Louis Cardinals just two years ago, but after a foot injury led to a career-worst .215 average in 2014 and a talented roster has restricted him to irregular playing time in 2015, the 30-year-old has yet to look like the player he once was with the Red Sox.
The Republican May 6, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Allen Craig back in lineup in left field vs. righty; here's the reason why

Boston Red Sox's Allen Craig back in lineup in left field vs. righty; here's the reason why

The reverse-split factor isn't the only reason for the right-handed hitting Allen Craig being in the lineup again against a right-handed starter.
Over the Monster May 6, 2015

Red Sox vs. Rays lineups: Allen Craig gets his chance

Allen Craig will start his fourth game in five days. With consistent playing time finally available, can he establish a foundation to build on? The Red Sox will try to capture their first series win since they faced the Nationals as they send Justin Masterson to the hill against Alex Colome and the Rays. TAMPA BAY RAYS (14-13) BOSTON RED SOX (13-14) Kevin Kiermaier - CF Mookie Betts - CF Logan Forsythe - 2B Dustin Pedroia - 2B James Loney - 1B David Ortiz - DH Evan Longoria - 3B Mike Napoli - 1B David DeJesus - DH Pablo Sandoval - 3B Joey Butler - LF Allen Craig -...
The Republican May 5, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Allen Craig receiving some consistent at-bats could only be a positive

Boston Red Sox's Allen Craig receiving some consistent at-bats could only be a positive

This has to be a tough season for the 30-year-old right-handed hitting Craig who is not receiving consistent playing time for the first time since early in his career.

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