Craig Monroe (born February 27, 1977, in Texarkana, Texas) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of .260.
Monroe joined the Tigers organization on February 1, 2002, when he was selected off waivers from the Texas Rangers. He played his first full season in 2003, recording 23 home runs.
In December 2004, he was arrested for trying to steal a belt from a department store in Florida. Police arrested Monroe on Dec. 3 after they say he wrapped a $29.99 belt around his waist and tried to leave without paying for it. He was released on bond the same day. Monroe, who made $335,000 that year, agreed to enter a diversion program in order to have the petty theft charge against him dropped.