Cardinals to hold first baseman Allen Craig out of NLDS
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.
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.
Allen Craig will not be able to play in NLDS, that via Mozeliak.—
Bernie Miklasz (@miklasz) September 27, 2013
Allen Craig to be re-evaluated at the end of next week. GM Mozeliak said Craig is "probably" not going to be back by end of regular season.—
Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) September 21, 2013