The Chicago White Sox have placed reliever Jesse Crain on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique and recalled right-hander Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Charlotte.
The White Sox announced the moves before Friday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
Crain hasn't pitched since April 20, and he wound up on the DL even though manager Robin Ventura had said he didn't expect him to land there. The 30-year-old right-hander is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA and has 10 strikeouts in seven innings over six appearances.
Axelrod is 2-1 with a 1.08 ERA and 26 strikeouts in four starts with Charlotte.