Allen Craig
DH FA
5 months ago

Craig was released by the Red Sox on Friday, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Craig, who hasn't seen major-league action since 2015, was slashing .253/.352/.316 in 27 games for Triple-A Pawtucket before being cut loose. The 32-year-old could catch on elsewhere given his previous success in the majors, but it seems unlikely he'll make it back to the big-leagues.

Allen Craig
DH FA
9 months ago

Craig was reassigned to the Red Sox's minor-league camp Sunday, freelance Red Sox writer Maureen Mullen reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former All-Star still remains in the Red Sox organization, but his career has been on the downswing since he was traded to Boston in 2014. He's spent much of the past two seasons in the minors and looks bound to do the same again in 2017 after hitting just .173 at Pawtucket a year ago.

Allen Craig
DH FA
9 months ago

Craig is likely to begin the 2017 season at Triple-A Pawtucket, regardless of well he hits during spring training, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Craig, who had a double and home run Wednesday against the Mets, is no longer on Boston's 40-man roster and carries a huge salary ($11 million) that would leave the Red Sox susceptible to the luxury tax. So, while his 1.043 spring OPS looks like he's making a case for sticking on the roster, it's not going to happen.

Allen Craig
DH FA
1 year ago

Craig, who hasn't played since May 19 due to right-knee inflammation, will begin a rehabilitation assignment with short-season Lowell on Friday, Logan Mullen of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Craig returned from an oblique injury earlier this season, then ended up back on the disabled list after two games with a knee injury. The former major league All-Star and MVP vote-getter is way off the radar these days. So far off that he's not on Boston's 40-man roster.

Allen Craig
DH FA
2 years ago

Craig (oblique) was reinstated from the disabled list Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Craig had missed 30 games due to his ailing oblique, but he seems to be back to full health and ready to contribute for the PawSox again. Despite the health concern being behind him, it's unlikely that he'll get anywhere near the majors unless he really picks things up at the plate in the minors.

Allen Craig
DH FA
2 years ago

Craig (oblique) has begun light baseball activities, WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Craig has been sidelined by an oblique strain since early in the season after playing just four games for Triple-A Pawtucket. At this point, there's no clear path back to the majors for Craig, unless another organization is willing to take on his hefty contract.

Allen Craig
DH FA
2 years ago

Craig was placed on the disabled list Thursday with an undisclosed injury.

EDGE Analysis

The former All Star from 2013 has had a precipitous decline in recent years, culminating in him being reassigned to minor league camp this spring. Before being placed on the disabled list Thursday, Craig had gone 2-for-10 with a pair of doubles and three strikeouts at Triple-A Pawtucket. The nature of Craig's injury has yet to be disclosed, but he'll be on the shelf for at least a week.

Allen Craig
DH FA
2 years ago

Craig was reassigned to minor league camp Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Craig saw time in only 39 major league games last season, and he now appears destined to start the year at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he spent the bulk of 2015. In 93 games, Craig slashed .274/.368/.350 with 30 RBI and 18 extra-base hits.

Allen Craig
DH FA
2 years ago

Craig was Boston's designated hitter Monday and went 0-for-1 with two walks in an exhibition game against Boston College.

EDGE Analysis

Craig's descent from grace continues as he enters spring training a non-roster invitee, having been outrighted off the 40-man roster in the offseason. If he can ever reclaim the luster he had in 2012 and 2013 when he hit .311/.364/.488/.852 for the Cardinals, Craig could be insurance at first base should the Hanley Ramirez experiment not work out and back up in the outfield. In all likelihood, the Red Sox would take advantage of even a partial return to his halcyon days by trading Craig, who will make $9 million this season and $11 million in 2017.

Allen Craig
DH FA
2 years ago

Craig was outrighted off the 40-man roster Friday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Craig has essentially become a minor league player since going to Boston. In 65 games with the Red Sox over the past two seasons, he's hit just .139, so it appears he will accept his assignment rather than try his luck in free agency.