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Earlier this summer, Chicago White Sox right-hander Jesse Crain was one of the most coveted relievers on the market. He's since been sidelined by injury, though there was initial thought that he'd return in time to log a few appearances prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Unfortunately for the White Sox, Crain and teams hoping to acquire him, the right-hander has suffered a setback that will push back his activation from the disabled list until after the trade deadline, according to Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago.
Now Coop talks. Calls Crain a slight setback. Crain expresses obvious disappointment. Won't be back before the deadline.
— Doug Padilla (@ESPNChiSox) July 25, 2013
Crain threw from 100 feet and experienced discomfort, leading pitching coach Don Cooper to label the ailment as a "slight" setback. Even though it's not expected to sideline Crain for an extended stretch, it will still be long enough to keep him out until after the trade deadline.
Trades can still happen in August, it's just that Crain will have to be exposed to waivers before something can happen. If he is able to make it through waivers without being claimed -- something that isn't likely to happen, according to Mark Gonzalez of The Chicago Tribune -- the White Sox could deal him to a team of their choice. However, if he is claimed, the team with the worst record -- starting in the American League -- would be awarded the claim. Chicago would then be able to pull Crain back, work out a trade with the claiming team, or let him go to the claiming team.
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