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Big tests coming for Rios, Crain

3/25/2013

Wednesday should be a telling day in Chicago White Sox camp as both Alex Rios and Jesse Crain will test nagging injuries in advance of Opening Day.

Rios is dealing with a sore back that cropped up over the weekend when he was lifting weights. He hasn’t played in a game since, but the injury won’t be considered serious unless he doesn’t see action by the middle of this week.

Crain’s status has been more in question. He has been dealing with an injured muscle in his upper right leg.

The tentative plan of is for both to play by Wednesday. With Opening Day approaching, the White Sox need some answers when it comes to putting together their April 1 roster.

If Rios can’t make the Opening Day roster, Jordan Danks could end up with bench spot with Dwayne Wise likely starting on April 1. If Crain isn’t ready to go by the opener, then Brian Omogrosso could end up with at least a temporary spot in the bullpen.