Have injuries derailed Joe Crede’s career?

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Josh Levitt in MLB
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This past week, Twins 3B Joe Crede, suffered yet another tough break and will undergo another back surgery this offseason: Crede, out for the season, said the procedure by Dr. Andrew Dossett, a Dallas orthopedist, will remove fluid from a herniated disk that is impeding a nerve. Crede expects to have the operation Friday, though the date will be finalized Monday. "It's something I have to do if I want to get back out there," Crede said before Sunday's game against Detroit. The 31-year-old Crede has had two major operations in the past two years, the last in October. He played in only 144 games with 502 at-bats from 2007-08."
At this stage in his career, Crede has become a risk because of his back issues, and cannot be counted on to be a starting third baseman. The 31 year-old 3B has ...

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