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Although Jesse Crain never pitched an inning for the Tampa Bay Rays, and although there is a very good chance he will not return to the Rays next season, the club was still obligated to complete the trade they made this past summer. To do so, they sent Sean Bierman to the Chicago White Sox.
#Rays will send minor-league LHP Sean Bierman (U Tampa) to #WhiteSox as part of Crain deal. Another player too. Should be final Wednesday
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 16, 2013
Crain was on the DL when the Rays made the trade for him just prior to the non-waiver trade deadline. They were looking for a solid reliever to help bolster their bullpen. Crain would have likely been able to fill that role had he gotten healthy. It was a calculated risk on the Rays’ part, but it was a risk that did not pay off.
The White Sox put Crain on the DL at the beginning of July with a right shoulder strain. He was quickly transferred to the 60-day DL then traded. The Rays had every expectation that ...
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