Uribe goes on DL; Wise gets call-up

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Published5/24/2008 12:12 AM

Juan Uribe said his strained right hamstring still wasn't feeling good Thursday.

A day later the White Sox placed the second baseman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16.

 

"Uribe is not giving me the best answer when I ask him if we can play him and use him because we are a little short,'' manager Ozzie Guillen said. "He didn't give me the right answer and that was enough for me to call (general manager) Kenny (Williams) and say we need someone out there.''

The Sox purchased the contract of outfielder DeWayne Wise from Class AAA Charlotte to take Uribe's roster spot. Wise, 30, was batting .338 with 8 home runs, 18 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 43 games with Charlotte.

"I was really surprised,'' Wise said of getting the call from the White Sox. "I'm just going to take advantage of any opportunity to play. I don't know exactly how long I'm going be here.''

Wise also has played in the majors with the Blue Jays, Braves and Reds.

No to Owens: The White Sox never gave serious thought to calling up outfielder Jerry Owens after placing Juan Uribe on the disabled list.

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"He's not swinging the bat well right now,'' manager Ozzie Guillen said of Owens. "He's not going to play here, and we are going to send him down in three, four or five days when Uribe comes back, so it's not worth it.''

Owens was 1-for-4 for Class AAA Charlotte on Friday, and he's batting .230 for the season.

Crede staying put? The White Sox don't expect to sign Joe Crede to a contract extension during the season, but that doesn't mean the third baseman will be wearing a different uniform next year.

"Oh, sure,'' Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said Friday on WMVP 1000-AM when asked if he's interested in bringing back Crede. "But I think both sides have agreed we'll wait until the end of the year and then we'll talk.''

Scott Boras is Crede's agent, but Reinsdorf said that's not an obstacle.

"I've spoken to Scott Boras many times,'' Reinsdorf said. "But Scott doesn't like to sign his players before free agency. Many agents will sign a player with you after his four or fifth year.

"Scott likes to take his players through free agency. He thinks he can maximize what they get that way. So he'll take Crede through free agency, he'll find out what's out there, what's in the market place, and then we'll talk.''

Richar returns: After being sidelined since late March with a fractured left rib, Danny Richar started a rehabilitation assignment with Class AAA Charlotte on Friday night. The second baseman was 0-for-4 with 1 walk and 1 stolen base.

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