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Allen Craig (1B,LF,RF)

Boston Red Sox

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. “€œAllen 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. “€œBy 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.

By Bobby Jacowleff, Red Sox Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 3:05pm EST

The Res Sox busy offseason appears to be far from over, as they now appear to be shopping 1B/OF Allen Craig to a few clubs. (Source: MLB Trade Rumors)

Fantasy Impact: The Marlins and Brewers have been contacted at this point, but luckily for fantasy owners, Craig will likely stay away from Miami after the Marlins locked up Michael Morse. The Mariners, Reds, and Giants are all logical landing spots for Craig as well, seeing as they all are looking for corner outfields to bolster their lineups. Any of these destinations would certainly increase Craig's fantasy value as he does not project to be an everyday player in the Red Sox current lineup.