Astros' Jesse Crain throwing, expects to return in May

The Houston Astros' Jesse Crain has had setbacks in his attempt to return to the Major Leagues following surgery on his right shoulder back in October. He missed all of Spring Training with a strained calf. His recovery is progressing, and as The Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich reports, he has the goal of joining the Astros' bullpen in early May.Drellich says that...
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Astros' Jesse Crain has progressed to agility drills

The Houston Astros entered the off season looking to improve in virtually every area following a dismal 51-111 record last season.  Among the signings that figured to bolster their bullpen was the signing of Jesse Crain to a one-year contract. Crain, who expected to miss the start of the season while recuperating from surgery to his biceps tendon performed in October, injured...
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February 26, 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...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros agree to deal with All-Star reliever Crain

All-Star free-agent reliever Jesse Crain has agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Astros. Financial terms were not released. Crain made the All-Star team last season with a 0.74 ERA in 37 appearances for the White Sox. He had a streak of 29 straight appearances without allowing a run from April 17 to June 22. Crain was traded to Tampa Bay on July 29, but didn't appear...
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December 31, 2013  |  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...
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October 16, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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