By John Aubin, Red Sox Correspondent, Fri, Jan 23rd 8:19am EST
Speaking at the media availability for the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner Thursday, both Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell said they are proceeding as if Craig will be just another versatile player on their roster.
“Allen can play first in addition to the two corner spots in the outfield. I think we’re focused short-term with Allen right now,” Cherington said. “By that I mean let’s get him into spring training, give him every at-bat he needs and give him a chance to get back into an offensive routine and get back into doing the things he’s capable of doing. It’s one of the things we’ll be able to figure out as it gets closer to opening day. He can protect us at a bunch of spots and we know if he’s doing what he’s capable of doing he can play everyday somewhere to.” (Source: WEEI
Fantasy Impact: Allen Craig had always been known for his versatility while playing with the Cardinals. He played second base, first base and the corner outfield positions. Which also helped his fantasy value. Currently the Red Sox already have those positions filled and do not have a starting spot for Craig. If they can get him in the lineup and use him to provide depth he could be a good pickup if the at bats are there. Until injuries struck this year Craig has always produced at the plate and put up good fantasy numbers.