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Astros Injury Update: Alex Presley, Matt Albers, Jesse Crain

Houston Astros outfielder Alex Presley will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Tri-City on Tuesday, reports Brian McTaggart of McTaggart adds that the club is hoping injured relief pitchers Matt Albers and Jesse Crain will be able to return before the end of the season:#451405836 / gettyimages.comPresley strained his right oblique on July 7 while swinging at a pitch....
Via MLB Injury News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Crain staying positive despite up and down rehab process

Astros reliever Jesse Crain threw a bullpen Saturday morning with what he estimated to be 60 to 70 percent effort, a sign that Crain is continuing on the right path. The problem with recovering from his type of offseason shoulder surgery — on the right biceps tendon — is that the path is unpredictable and winding, if not at times demoralizing. A case of bursitis in Crain’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Add Reliever Jesse Crain To Bullpen Mix

In a move that could wind up being a pretty wise decision by G.M. Jeff Luhnow, the Houston Astros agreed with reliever Jesse Crain on a one-year deal. The news came through yesterday, December 31st, and financial terms of the agreement have not yet been released. After getting off to a tremendous start in 2013, the 32-year old Crain experienced shoulder issues before ultimately requiring...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays finish Jesse Crain trade, ship prospects to White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have acquired two minor league players and cash from Tampa Bay to complete the deal that sent reliever Jesse Crain to the Rays in July. The White Sox said Wednesday they acquired left-handed pitching prospect Sean Bierman and infielder Ben Kline, who both played at Class A this season. The White Sox dealt Crain to Tampa Bay on July 29. He was on the disabled...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray activate reliever Jesse Crain from disabled list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In what he called "a long time coming," Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jesse Crain was activated from the 60-day disabled list Monday. He will be available for the series finale between the Rays and Baltimore Orioles on Monday afternoon at Tropicana Field. Crain, 32, was on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain since he was acquired in a trade...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jesse Crain expected to be available for Rays on Monday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Reliever Jesse Crains wait could soon be over. Crain, on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, is expected to be available for the Tampa Bay Rays in their series finale Monday against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. Crain said Sunday morning there were no lingering issues with the troublesome strain, and it was the teams call when to activate...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jesse Crain, Rays optimistic reliever could return soon

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Reliever Jesse Crain threw 24 pitches in a Fall Instructional League game Thursday afternoon in Sarasota, Fla., and he could enter the Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen this weekend if he feels fine Friday. Crain, on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, said the outing "went kind of better than I expected, feeling-wise," and the team will determine...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays' Jesse Crain encouraged by latest bullpen session

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A bullpen session for Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jesse Crain went well Tuesday, and the team will wait until Wednesday to determine his next step. Crain, on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, threw 36 pitches at Tropicana Field before the Rays opened a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. The session included changeups and sliders, and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jesse Crain eager to make return soon to join Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The talk excited Jesse Crain, and when a trade to the Tampa Bay Rays occurred, he was prepared to live the other side. Since 2004, he had observed the Rays' culture as a member of the Minnesota Twins (seven seasons) and Chicago White Sox (three). He had some idea what to expect. He had formed perceptions over time: That Tampa Bay's clubhouse was fun...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Rent Injured All-Star Jesse Crain

In a move to shore up an inconsistent bullpen for an expected playoff run, the Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed reliever Jesse Crain from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Crain, who had been named to the 2013 American League All-Star Team on the strength of a 0.74 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 46 strikeouts in 36.1 innings, hit the disabled...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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