TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -Chicago White Sox third baseman Joe Crede expects to be available for the spring training opener Wednesday against Colorado despite a sore hand.
Crede took batting practice Saturday for the first time since he was hit on the left hand Thursday by a pitch from teammate Mike MacDougal. The hand swelled up considerably, but Crede said X-rays were negative.
Crede is competing with Josh Fields for the starting third base job.
The White Sox were still waiting on the arrival of second baseman Danny Richar, their last remaining roster player not in camp.
Richar, who played in 56 games and batted .230 last year, was having visa trouble in the Dominican Republic. The delay has put him behind in the competition for the starting second base job against Juan Uribe, Pablo Ozuna and Alexei Ramirez.
``When he shows up he better be ready to play and compete,'' manager Ozzie Guillen said.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Phils hope to survive vs. Bumgarner, Giants The Giants have been thoroughly impressive at AT&T Park this season. Tonight’s starter, though, seems capable of flirting with perfection every time he...
Thumbnail Cardinals ask bullpen to wake up vs. M's St. Louis can’t ask for much more from its starting staff. The bullpen, however, suddenly represents a huge area of concern.
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Rangers Pick Can the Boston Red Sox pick up another win over the Texas Rangers when they meet tonight at 9:20PM ET?
Thumbnail Pirates aim to shift momentum vs. Dodgers No one outside of the Rust Belt area is quite prepared endorse Clint Hurdle’s club as a legitimate playoff contender all over again. Last night’s turn of...
Thumbnail Mets vs. Braves Pick The Atlanta Braves look to bounce back at home when they host the New York Mets at 7:15PM ET.
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages