Reliever Jesse Crain Traded to Rays


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Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BOSTON) — The Chicago White Sox traded injured All-Star reliever Jesse Crain and cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Crain hasn’t pitched since June 29 because of a shoulder strain. The 32-year-old had a setback last week, and it’s unknown when he will pitch again.

“We feel like when healthy, Jesse is among the best relief pitchers in the game,” Rays general manager Andrew Friedman said. “As far as prognosis, we don’t really know, in that we haven’t had a chance to put our hands on him.

“It’s too early to speculate on exactly when, but again, with our training staff and everything we’ve learned about Jesse, we’re confident he will come back and impact this team.”

Before the injury, Crain had a 0.74 ERA and struck out 46 batters in 36.2 innings.

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