ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have ruled out Allen Craig for at least for the first round of the postseason.
Craig has been sidelined with a mid-foot sprain since early this month.
Friday's announcement was not a huge surprise given Craig has not made significant progress and is still in a protective boot. Craig's .459 average with runners in scoring position leads the majors
The Cardinals were on the verge of wrapping up their first NL Central title, making a strong stretch run without the cleanup man, still among the league leaders with 97 RBIs despite missing his 21st game.