Jesse Crain activated from DL

Updated: May 15, 2012, 11:35 AM ET
By Scott Powers |

CHICAGO -- The White Sox reinstated relief pitcher Jesse Crain from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and designated pitcher Eric Stults for assignment.

Crain was placed on the DL April 27 (retroactive to April 21) due to a strained left oblique. He threw a scoreless inning in each of his two rehab appearances for Triple-A Charlotte Friday and Sunday.

Crain last pitched for the White Sox on April 20, and has made six appearances with a 2.57 ERA this season.

Stults was 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA in two games, including one start, since being called up from Charlotte.

Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.