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Joe Crede


Crede left Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with back stiffness. The Chicago White Sox third baseman was replaced by Pablo Ozuna to start the bottom of the fourth inning.


Crede went 4-for-5 with two homers and three RBIs as the White Sox blew out the Cardinals 20-6 on Tuesday. The third baseman was the catalyst for Chicago's 11-run, 12-hit third inning that blew the game wide open, with two hits and his first home run.


Crede agreed to a one-year, $2.675 million contract with the White Sox on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration. The 27-year-old third baseman hit .252 with a career-high 22 home runs and 62 RBIs in 129 games last season.


Crede returned to the White Sox in Detroit, roughly 90 minutes before Thursday afternoon's tilt between the Sox and Tigers. The Sox' third baseman had gone home to Missouri Tuesday, when complications developed in his wife's pregnancy. He didn't start on Thursday, but he entered in the late innings and should be back in the lineup on Friday against Cleveland.


Crede left his White Sox teammates before Tuesday's game against Detroit, because of complications with his wife's pregnancy in Missouri. The White Sox have no idea when their third baseman will rejoin the team.


Crede hit two home runs on Tuesday, including a walkoff solo shot in the 10th inning against the Indians. He has been hot after returning from a fractured middle finger on his right hand on September 10. Since that date, Crede is hitting .413 (13-for-31) with three home runs and eight RBI in 10 games.


The White Sox activated Crede from the 15-day disabled list before Saturday's game against the Angels. Crede went on the DL August 26 with a hairline fracture of the middle finger on his right hand. The third baseman is hitting .232 with 16 home runs on the season.


Most of the swelling in Crede's fractured right index finger has subsided, and the White Sox' third baseman has been making throws across the diamond in batting practice. Look for Crede to be activated from the disabled list, possibly as soon as Saturday, when the White Sox host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


Prior to their doubleheader against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox placed Crede on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, with a fractured right index finger. The White Sox' third baseman suffered the injury, a hairline fracture at the tip of the finger, while attempting to sacrifice in the 10th inning of Thursday's 2-1 win over Minnesota.


Crede, who missed four of the White Sox' final five games before the All-Star break with back stiffness, is starting for Chicago in Cleveland Thursday night. He is batting eighth and playing third base for the Sox.

Crede, who missed four of the White Sox' final five games before the All-Star break with a back ailment, is starting for Chicago in Cleveland Thursday night. He is batting eighth and playing third base for the Sox.


Crede continues to be bothered by stiffness in his back, an ailment that has kept him out of the White Sox' starting lineup four of the last five games. The third baseman, who was replaced by Pablo Ozuna, will have the All-Star break to rest and recover, and the team is hopeful that he will be back in action at the start of a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.


Crede was scratched from the White Sox' lineup on Tuesday because of stiffness in his lower back. Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said the third baseman originally felt discomfort in his back during last weekend's series in Oakland, but played through it. Crede, who is a .242 hitter with 12 home runs and 37 RBI, is day-to-day.


Crede's tender left foot wasn't 100 percent on Wednesday, but the third baseman was forced to play against Oakland as the White Sox' shortstop. Both Juan Uribe and Pablo Ozuna suffered minor injuries in Tuesday night's loss to the A's, so Crede assumed shortstop duties.

If your fantasy league only requires one game at a position for a player to qualify for it, Crede now is a shortstop in your league. So is Jermaine Dye, who moved to short for the ninth inning after Crede was ejected from Wednesday's game.


Crede didn't start the White Sox' Tuesday night contest in Oakland because of a tender left foot. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and took over at third base for the final two innings.

Staying in the game suggests he'll be fine for Wednesday night's game, but that isn't a certainty. Consider Crede day-to-day.


Crede went 0-for-4 against Kansas City on Sunday, marking the end of his career-best 14-game hitting streak. The White Sox' third baseman hit .408 (20-for-49) with six doubles and two homers during his run. He's now hitting .313 on the season, with 10 runs scored and eight RBI in 19 games.


Crede collected a single and double in Chicago's 4-3 win over Detroit Thursday afternoon, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. During his 12-game run, the White Sox' third baseman is batting .395 (15-for-38) with seven runs scored and eight RBI. Crede now is a .296 hitter on the season.


After collecting a double, a homer and three RBI in Chicago's two-game sweep of divisional rival Minnesota on Monday and Tuesday, Crede has a 10-game hitting streak. While the White Sox' third baseman is a .277 hitter on the season, he is batting .364 (12-for-33) during his 10-game run. The streak also features four doubles, a homer, five runs scored and five driven in. In the meantime, the White Sox have gone 7-3.