Joe Crede and the White Sox avoided arbitration for a second straight year by agreeing to a one-year, $4.94 million deal Tuesday. The third baseman will earn $2 million more than last season, factoring in his base salary of $2.675 million plus incentives. ... The White Sox signed their last arbitration-eligible player and have not gone to arbitration since 2001 with then-closer Keith Foulke.$1.3 million lower than what Cheat estimated. Hot dogs for everyone Kenny?