ARLINGTON -- Allen Craig will be in the Cardinals' lineup on Saturday night, but not as the designated hitter. Instead, Craig will play right field for the Cardinals against left-hander Matt Harrison, with Lance Berkman moving from the outfield to serve as the Cards' DH.
It's likely that Craig will play in all three World Series games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, a possibility created by the use of the DH in the American League park. But it's also possible that he won't actually be the DH in any of those games. He could spell Berkman three times, or play left field or first base to give Matt Holliday or Albert Pujols a break.
"It really comes down to just respecting Lance," manager Tony La Russa said on Friday. "He's a pivot on that, and talking to him, I think tomorrow we'll play Allen in right field and Lance will DH and go day to day with it."