BOSTON (CBS) — Allen Craig made his Red Sox debut last Friday, and it may be the only game he plays for his new team this season.
Craig is expected to be placed on the disabled list Tuesday, prior to Boston opening a three-game set with his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals.
Craig, who the Red Sox acquired last Thursday with pitcher Joe Kelly for John Lackey and a prospect, played left field and went 1-for-4 Friday night against the Yankees, but suffered an ankle injury while running over first base in Boston’s 4-3 win. It’s believed to be the same foot that he injured last season, which limited him during the playoffs.
Craig, 30, struggled this season with the Cardinals, batting just .237 with seven home runs and 44 RBI in 97 games.
Multiple reports say outfielder Corey Brown will take Craig’s spot on the Boston roster. Brown hit 16 home runs and drove in 39 runs for Pawtucket, but hit just .226 at the plate. The 28-year-old does have some major league experience, playing in 36 games with the Washington Nationals from 2011-13, going 7-for-40 (.175) with two homers and four RBI.
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