ST, LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Two recently traded Cardinals were slated to make their return to Busch Stadium this week. Go ahead and make that one.
Allen Craig, who was traded with Joe Kelly to the Boston Red Sox last week, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Craig started his first game for the Red Sox on Friday, going 1-4 with a double while playing left field. He injured his left ankle running over first base on a groundout.
This isn't the first foot-related injury of Craig's career. He suffered a foot injury with the Cardinals last September after colliding with an umpire in game against Cincinnati. The injury kept his playing time to a minimum through the Cardinals' postseason run, which ended in a World Series loss to the Red Sox.
To compensate for the loss of Craig, the Red Sox have promoted outfielder Corey Brown from their Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket.