Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 4 Days

Craig started at first base in Monday night's win over Toronto. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

With David Ortiz (foot) unavailable, the Red Sox had Mike Napoli fill in at designated hitter while Craig moved from the outfield to first base. The decision to play Craig at first is also an indication of how manager John Farrell will juggle his lineup to get regular at-bats for productive outfield hitters (Brock Holt, Yoenis Cespedes, Daniel Nava, Mookie Betts).

Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 9 Days

Craig (foot) went 0-for-3 in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Angels. It was his first game since August 1.

Craig was used as the DH on Thursday with David Ortiz out of the lineup, but most of his playing time will come in the outfield.

Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 9 Days

Craig (foot) was activated from the 15-day DL on Thursday, Alex Speier of

Craig completed a two-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, going 1-for-5 with two RBI during his stay in the minors. He'll slot back in at the DH spot Thursday against the Angels in his return, but he'll likely see most of his time in the corner outfield the rest of the way.

Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 9 Days

Craig (foot) had a single and two RBI in three at-bats Wednesday while making his second rehab appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Craig played five innings without incident in right field and got to test the foot on his base hit when he advanced to second base on a throw home.

Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 11 Days

Craig (foot) is expected to return to the Red Sox this weekend, MLB Network Radio reports. "Everything points to him coming off the DL at the end of the week, barring anything unforeseen," manager John Farrell said.

Craig's rehab took a bit longer than expected, but it appears he'll return to the Red Sox before the end of the week after completing a stint at Triple-A Pawtucket. The former-Cardinal has struggled mightily this season (.237/.291/.348) but will look to get back on track over the final month-and-a-half. If he can stay healthy, Craig is in position to see plenty of time in left field for Boston.

Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 14 Days

Craig (foot) is slated to start a rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Pawtucket, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Craig will eventually be activated from the disabled list approximately 2-to-3 days after staring the assignment, forecasting a return by mid-wee. Exercising patience is a prudent approach to garner if he can put his struggles (.237/.291/.348 with the Cardinals this season) behind him.

Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 14 Days

Craig (foot) took batting practice for a second straight day Friday while also taking grounders at first and shagging fly balls prior to Boston's loss to Houston, the Boston Globe reports.

The updated plan now has him continuing baseball activity through the weekend before a rehab assignment that could begin as early as Monday.

Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 15 Days

Craig (foot) could begin a rehab assignment Sunday or Monday, CSN New England reports.

Craig took batting practice and ran in the outfield Thursday and appears poised for a return sometime next week.

Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 20 Days

Craig (foot) has started swinging at balls off a tee, the Boston Globe reports. He's also doing some work on a treadmill.

The Red Sox got good news after Craig's visit with a foot specialist Friday and anticipate him being ready to go when eligible to come off the disabled list.

Allen Craig 1B/LF.. BOS 21 Days

Craig (foot) should be able to come off the disabled list when eligible Aug. 17, according to manager John FarrellESPN Boston reports. Farrell said there were no new findings after Craig visited with a North Carolina foot specialist Friday.

Craig, who is heading back to Anaheim to join the team on the road, will ramp up his baseball activities upon his return.