CLEVELAND (AP) -The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Jerry Owens and infielder Danny Richar on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, and optioned pitcher Ehren Wassermann to Triple-A Charlotte.
``I want people available to play every day,'' manager Ozzie Guillen said after a light workout a day before the season opener against the Cleveland Indians on Monday. ``We start tomorrow and we've got 25 guys here ready to play.''
The speedy Owens' bid to earn the starting job in center field this spring was hampered by a slight tear in his right groin. Owens first experienced some discomfort after the team's first intrasquad game on Feb. 25 and was in and out of the lineup for a month. In 10 games, he batted .361 (13-for-36) with three RBIs.
In 93 games with Chicago a year ago, the 26-year-old stole 32 bases in 40 attempts, batting .267 with one homer and 17 RBIs.
Richar batted .364 (4-for-11) this spring, but chronic back pain limited him to only four games. Tests on Wednesday disclosed a stress fracture in his left ribcage, and his move to the DL was retroactive to March 21.
The right-handed Wassermann went 1-0 with a 3.09 ERA in 10 outings this spring, allowing six hits in 11 2-3 innings. The 27-year-old sidearm reliever was 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in 33 games as a rookie a year ago.

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