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Per the official Cardinals Twitter:â†µ
Cards place Stavinoha on 15-Day DL with right shoulder strain and recall Allen Craig from AAA Memphis.â†µ
Nick Stavinoha might be a reasonable fifth outfielder on another team, but Allen Craig is simply and completely a better version of the same player, with the added ability to stand at third base from time to time. Craig was hitting .308/.370/.520 in Memphis, which is basically the same thing he's done at every level of the minor leagues—his career averages are .306/.367/.514. He's startlingly consistent, and consistently better than Nick Stavinoha. While the Cardinals have a lot of playing time to offer their "pinch hitter" spot on the bench, he should be up.