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May112015

Red Sox Demote Outfielder Allen Craig to the Minors

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- The Boston Red Sox have seen enough of Allen Craig as the team has decided to demote the five-year veteran to the minor leagues.

In a pair of moves, the team has sent Craig and reliever Robbie Ross Jr. to to Triple-A Pawtucket while promoting outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and pitcher Steven Wright.

"We sent him out to try get back on track and get him more regular, more consistent at-bats, not only for his own production but maybe so he can get into a situation where he can come back and help us," Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

"This is as much about Allen as it is us and the current stretch we're going through," he continued. "We felt like the best and most clear path to get us back on track is to have every player hopefully performing to the best of their abilities. For Allen, that meant more regular at-bats at Triple-A for the time being."

Before coming to the Red Sox in 2014 via trade from the St. Louis Cardinals, Craig was a key member of a team that won two World Series titles from 2011-2013.

Craig hit .291 during his time with the Cardinals, but is hitting just .130 since being traded to Boston.


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