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Report: Red Sox outfielder Allen Craig to see foot specialist

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Boston Red Sox outfielder/first baseman Allen Craig will see foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina this week, according to the Boston Globe

The Red Sox placed Craig on the disabled list on Tuesday with a sprained left foot, which he injured after jamming his foot on first base during Boston's game Friday, the only game he's played so far for his new team.

Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly were traded to the Red Sox by the Cardinals for John Lackey on July 31. 

More: Cardinals players unhappy about trading Craig, Kelly

“We just want to make sure we get it right. He feels good. He doesn’t feel he’s that far away from playing. We’re going to try to be methodical on this one because he’s new to the organization,” Boston GM Ben Cherington said.

Last September, Craig tore a ligament in his foot and missed the rest of the regular season before returning for the World Series.

The 30-year-old is hitting .237 in 2014, below his career average of .291. He has seven home runs and 44 RBI.

- Molly Geary

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