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Allen Craig is officially on the Cardinals roster while the Red Sox make no changes from the ALDS and ALCS.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have released their rosters in anticipation of the 2013 World Series.
The Cardinals have made just one change to their team, but it's a big one. First baseman Allen Craig is back after missing over six weeks due to a Lisfranc injury in his foot, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. At the beginning of the playoffs, general manager John Mozeliak said it would be unlikely for Craig to return this season. He beat those odds and is set to help the team as a designated hitter and pinch-hitter. The injury will prevent Craig from playing in the field.
The Red Sox, meanwhile, are going with the exact same roster that won them both the ALDS and ALCS, reports Alex Speier of WEEI.. That's good news for Boston, where there were some concerns about starting pitcher Clay Buchholz. Buchholz has struggled in the playoffs and came out after 85 pitches in the NLCS. The Red Sox say they still expect him to start either Game 3 or Game 4 of the World Series.
Here are the full rosters for the 2013 World Series:
Starters: Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Jake Peavy
Bullpen: Craig Breslow, Felix Doubront, Ryan Dempster, Franklin Morales, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, Brandon Workman
Catchers: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, David Ross
Infielders: Xander Bogaerts, Stephen Drew, Mike Napoli, Dustin Pedroia, Will Middlebrooks, David Ortiz
Outfielders: Quintin Berry, Mike Carp, Jonny Gomes, Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava, Shane Victorino
Starters: Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Michael Wacha
Bullpen: Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal, Kevin Siegrist, Carlos Martinez, John Axford, Randy Choate, Seth Maness, Edward Mujica
Catchers: Yadier Molina, Tony Cruz
Infielders: Allen Craig, Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, Daniel Descalso, Pete Kozma, David Freese
Outfielders: Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran, Shane Robinson
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