Konerko, Crain land on DL
We’re about one hour away from the scheduled first pitch between the White Sox and Orioles, and it’s raining at U.S. Cellular Field.
It’s been a miserable first half of the season for the Sox in every area – performance, health, weather – and the bad news kept coming Wednesday.
Paul Konerko and Jesse Crain are both on the disabled list, and they’ll be out until after the all-star break.
Konerko has a sore lower back, and he sat out six games before returning to the lineup against the Orioles Tuesday.
Crain has a right shoulder strain, the same injury that sent him to the DL at this time last year.
Both players have been mentioned in trade rumors, particularly Crain (0.74 ERA). Interested teams have to wait a bit longer to make offers now.
Third baseman Brent Morel and left-handed reliever David Purcey are up from Class AAA Charlotte to replace Konerko and Crain.