Posted September 27, 2013

Cardinals to hold first baseman Allen Craig out of NLDS

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A sprained foot will keep Allen Craig out of the NLDS. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

A sprained foot will keep Allen Craig out of the NLDS. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Last week, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com that Allen Craig was probably done for the season. On Friday, Mozeliak confirmed a sprained foot will keep the first baseman out of the NLDS.

While the NLCS or World Series are not out of the question, Mozeliak told reporters the team was taking a conservative approach to Craig’s status. The club does not want to cause further injury to Craig or endanger his health for the beginning of the 2014 season.

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Craig, a first-time All-Star, has been out of the lineup since Sept. 4. He’s been a major run-producer for the Cardinal this season, batting .315/.373/.457 in 563 plate appearances, plus .454 with runners in scoring position and 97 RBI. Matt Adams will continue to play first base with Craig sidelined.


2 comments
Dave C
Dave C

We will survive...unlike some AL teams that try to buy their way into the playoffs with expensive retreads, we, of the Cardinal nation and faithful, believe in our players and the players our organization trusts to put into the lineup and will produce.  

Jim30
Jim30

It's a shame Torty will miss out on all of the fun. I'm sure glad Mo didn't trade Big City (Matt Adams) for some bench meat or veteran pitching, like many Cards fans were calling for. We are in good shape, lets go Redbirds!