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Craig's Future: a New Position

Craig back in Daytona

When minor league rosters were finalized earlier this spring, Matt Craig was sent down a level to Class-A Daytona after two years at Double-A. The reason behind what would otherwise appear to be a step back for the former third-round pick was in fact only the conduit of an organizational decision designed to introduce Craig to yet another new position this year.

If the above photo of Matt Craig looks three years old, it's because it is. Some 20 games into the new 2006 season, which sees him back in the NASCAR capitol of the world for the first time since the year after he was drafted by the Cubs nearly four years ago, Craig has made all of his starts at the semi-familiar position of first base. First isn't his "default" position (that would still be...

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