According to Timothy Wolfmeyer of the Northwest Herald, the White Sox have cleaned out Joe Crede’s locker (hat tip to South Side Sox). Wolfmeyer heard the Sox are fed up with Crede’s Boras-influenced drawn-out rehab from another back injury. It seems the Sox will either use Josh Fields at third base next year or explore the market. Fields had a disappointing year at Triple A. Another option would be to re-sign Juan Uribe.
Crede, 30, played very little in August and September due to his back injury. He had surgery in June of last year. The White Sox were unable to trade him during spring training after agreeing to a $5.1MM salary for ’08. Boras could recommend a one-year deal to allow Crede to establish his health and re-enter the market.