|2015 Regular Season|
Craig was on the DL with an ankle injury.
The former St. Louis Cardinal was acquired Thursday at the trading deadline for pitcher John Lackey. Yoenis Cespedes, who was acquired from Oakland for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, arrived at Fenway on Friday but was not in the lineup for the opener against the AL East rivals.
Craig is batting .237 with seven homers and 44 RBIs.
Craig entered in a 3-for-20 slump.
He's batting .370 in his last seven games and has seen his average climb from .202 to .231.
Craig, batting .211, was 1 for 16 in his previous four games.
Craig is 9 for 21 during a five-game hitting streak with six RBIs.