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. 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.
Craig (oblique) was reinstated from the disabled list Monday. 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.
Craig (oblique) has begun light baseball activities, WEEI.com reports. 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.
Craig was placed on the disabled list Thursday with an undisclosed injury. 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.
Craig was reassigned to minor league camp Monday. 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.
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