Relief pitcher Jesse Crain was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list by the Chicago White Sox prior to Tuesday's game against the Detroit Tigers, and 32-year-old LHP Eric Stults was designated for assignment in a companion move. Crain had been on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Charlotte after suffering a strained left oblique earlier in the season. He is back to help shore up a White Sox bullpen that has struggled at times this year and continues to get uneven performances from Matt Thornton.
Crain has pitched in 7.0 innings so far this season, giving up five hits and two earned runs (2.57 ERA) while striking out 10 batters and walking just one. In his limited duty, Crain owns the best strikeouts per nine innings mark (12.86) on the entire staff.
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