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Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain will no longer be pitching for Canada in the World Baseball Classic. The Toronto native was scheduled to join the team in preparation for its upcoming games, but he was diagnosed with an adductor strain in his leg. The injury will keep him from pitching in the WBC at all.
Crain confirmed the injury on his own Twitter account.
Unfortunately not able to play in WBC due to an adductor strain.That's in the leg and not shoulder as has been reported. #willbefine #bummed
— Jesse Crain (@JesseCrain) March 4, 2013
An adductor strain is essentially a strain of the hip and groin area. It is common in athletes who use their legs to push off. For Crain the injury means he will not only miss the WBC, but he will miss a large chunk of spring training.
Last season, Crain appeared in 51 games and posted a career-low 2.44 ERA. He has pitched in the Majors for nine years now and has a career 3.22 ERA. Crain, 31, is pitching for just his second team in the Majors. He came up with the Minnesota Twins.
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