White Sox Sign Three Former All-Stars to Minor League Deals

The White Sox really decided to take Throwback Thursday to the next level today as they signed former all-stars Geovany Soto, Jesse Crain, and Brad Penny to minor league deals. #WhiteSox announce non-roster camp invites. Among them: Brad Penny, Geovany Soto, and Jesse Crain. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 22, 2015 When I call Soto and Penny former All-Stars….I...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Chad Qualls, Jesse Crain, Matt Albers

The Houston Astros hope to have closer Chad Qualls back by the end of the season, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.Qualls has been unavailable since Tuesday with a mysterious right hip injury. He describes it as a warm sensation, which leads him to believe that it may be a nerve injury. “I always thought it would kind of go away,” Qualls said to Drellich...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Jesse Crain likely out for season

The Houston Astros enter a weekend series against the Oakland A's with a 61-79 record, fourth in the American League West. Although the Astros have won 10 more games than all of last year, they are still struggling on the mound, ranked 26th in the Major Leagues in ERA. One key loss was reliever Jesse Crain, who has been out all season and most likely will not pitch at all this...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Collin McHugh, Jesse Crain, Jonathan Villar

The Houston Astros scored nine runs over the final three innings of yesterday's game against the Minnesota Twins to earn a 14-5 victory. The win improved the Astros to 28-36. Although last in the American League West, the Astros are showing signs of improvement and are on pace to win 71 games after winning only 51 last season. Collin McHugh pitched with a blister on his middle...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Updates: Matt Albers, Scott Feldman, Jesse Crain, Delino Deshields Jr

The Houston Astros continue their four-game series with Oakland today.  Oakland took the first game 10-1 but the story centered around Jed Lowrie being targeted again by Houston for his bunt single last weekend.  They should probably focus more on the games and trying to stay healthy.  We have updates on a trio of pitchers & an update on a much talked about minor leaguer...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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 Crain has already...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Preview: Houston Astros

Last season the Houston Astros moved to the American League West from the National League Central in a move designed to give both leagues 15 teams each. Things didn’t go well for the Astros in their first season in the American League as they stumbled to a 51-111 record. Additions: Matt Albers, Jesus Guzman, Chad Qualls, Scott Feldman, Dexter Fowler, Anthony Bass, Jesse Crain and...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Astros' Jesse Crain expecting MRI results on strained calf

The Houston Astros entered the offseason 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 was an All-Star in 2013, posting a miniscule 0.74 ERA in 38 games with the White Sox.  He struck out 46 and walked only 11 in 36...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to know about the Astros

Five things to know about the Houston Astros as they start spring training: SPENDING MONEY: The Astros put some money into the major league team after several years of focusing on restocking their once-barren farm system. They had the lowest payroll in the majors last season at less than $30 million and it lost a franchise-worst 111 games. Houston signed Scott Feldman to a three...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros’ Jesse Crain unlikely to be ready for start of season

Houston Astros reliever Jesse Crain is uncertain about when he will make his season debut. He said on Saturday that it was doubtful that he would be ready for Opening Day. “That would be a huge bonus if I was ready (for the start of the season),” Crain said via the Houston Chronicle. “I’m not planning on that. I would be surprised if I was ready by then.” Crain underwent...
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Jesse Crain should begin throwing by February 5

It is not often that a contending team trades for a pitcher on the disabled list without knowing if said pitcher will return to action down the stretch, but that is exactly what the Tampa Bay Rays did when they acquired reliever Jesse Crain from the White Sox just before the July 31 trade deadline last year. Crain never did pitch for the Rays, and during this offseason, he signed...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox will be better, but not enough to scare anyone

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The White Sox took a 22-game slide from 2012 to 2013 and finished dead last in the AL Central. They were an odd bunch, with no real strengths. They pitched OK, finishing ninth in the league (3.98 ERA), but were absolutely dreadful offensively, scoring a league-low 598 runs. And even though the White Sox fared well against the Royals, winning nine of 19 -- including...
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January 22, 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 Reach Agreement with Jesse Crain

The Houston Astros reached an agreement with reliever Jesse Crain on a one-year deal, reports Evan Drelich of the Houston Chronicle. Crain, who was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Tampa Bay Rays at the trade deadline has not pitched since June 29 when a shoulder surgery interrupted an outstanding season. However, he did pass his physical with the Astros, who believe...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros sign reliever Jesse Crain

The Houston Astros have signed relief pitcher Jesse Crain to a one-year contract. Crain did not pitch after June 29 after suffering a right shoulder strain. He underwent surgery in October to fix inflammation in his biceps. Financial terms of the deal have not been released but Crain immediate becomes an option to close for the Astros despite a lack of experience in the role. He...
December 31, 2013  |  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 in...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros sign Jesse Crain

Right-handed pitcher Jesse Crain, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros. Crain, 32, was having a career-year with the White Sox when shoulder problems disrupted him in late June. At the time, he had a 0.74 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 37 innings. He was later traded to the Tampa Bay Rays while on the disabled list, but Crain never pitched again in 2013. Houston’s...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Are Sox Looking To Add Another Arm In Crain?

(John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe hinted that free-agent reliever Jesse Crain might be an interesting option for the Red Sox. Last year, Crain pitched just 38 innings for The Pale Hose, but posted a 0.74 ERA—making the All-Star team in the process. Over his 10-year MLB career, the Toronto native is 45-30 with a 3.05 ERA. He has given up just 449 hits...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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