|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||52.00||4.00||2.00||12.00||2.25||1.11||58.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Biceps, calf - 15-day DL. Out until at least early July|
|vs L.A. Angels|| 3.1||0||0|| 0.00||0||1||3|
|vs LHB|| 17.2||0||0|| 1.53||0||7||18|
|vs RHB|| 19.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||4||28|
|07/23/2014||Jesse Crain, RP HOU||Miguel Montero, C ARI|
|07/23/2014||Miguel Montero, C ARI||Jesse Crain, RP HOU|
|07/22/2014||Alex Avila, C DET|
Shin-Soo Choo, LF TEX
Michael Bourn, CF CLE
Jesse Crain, RP HOU
Zach Britton, RP BAL
Kevin Kiermaier, RF TB
|Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Torii Hunter, RF DET
David Ortiz, DH BOS
Brian McCann, C NYY
|Last 10 Games|
|Jesse Crain unlikely to return pre-ASB |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/24/14) Though he was initially targeting a return from a shoulder injury in late June, Astros reliever Jesse Crain is likely to be pushed back to the All-Star break, according to the Houston Chronicle Tuesday.
Crain, who was with the team in Houston Tuesday, is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery a bit slower than expected. General manager Jeff Luhnow acknowledged Crain still has some strengthening to do in the shoulder.
"Still working on the strengthening and recovering from weakness in his [right scapula muscle]," Luhnow said. "I don't have a timeframe. I think right now since we're in the middle of June you would have to assume that him coming back in June is probably not going to happen."
|Jesse Crain targeting late June return |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/30/14) Astros pitcher Jesse Crain, who is working his way back from biceps tendinitis surgery performed in October, told MLB.com on Thursday that he is targeting a return in late June. Crain recently moved his rehab to Florida and has thrown off a mound three times without any setbacks.
"We're still taking it day by day, and we have the schedule put in pencil because of all the things we've been through," Crain said. "Sometimes you have to easily erase and change things. I'm feeling good about it. Before I didn't really know what to say, but now I'm starting to feel good about it. That's a good sign."
|Jesse Crain throwing at 60 to 70 percent |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/14) Astros pitcher Jesse Crain is throwing at 60 to 70 percent, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Crain was able to throw a bullpen session Saturday, but did not go all out. He's attempting to come back from offseason shoulder surgery. Crain came away from the session optimistic. "I was able to get through it, didn’t have any setbacks. … It was a positive, a step forward," he said.
Crain has not pitched since last June due to arm issues.
|Jesse Crain on 60-day DL, but May 29 return still stands |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(5/2/14) Astros reliever Jesse Crain, who has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list in the wake of the Tony Sipp signing, is still slated to return on his May 29 eligibility date.
Crain has been sidlined with a biceps injury.
|Two injured Astros pitchers throw Tuesday |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/30/14) Injured Astros pitcher Asher Wojciechowski (lat strain) threw live batting practice Tuesday, while reliever Jesse Crain (biceps) threw off flat ground, according to the Houston Chronicle.
"Wojo had a live batting practice," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "That was his first time doing that, so that was a big milestone for him, and Crain threw flat ground today."
|Jesse Crain had arguably the best season of his career in 2013, finishing with a 0.74 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, while posting a career-best 11.3 K/9. A mid-season shoulder injury prevented him from pitching for the Rays after a deadline deal, but Crain should be good to go for the 2014 season. And by joining the Astros in an offseason deal, Crain suddenly becomes a lock for 30 saves -- assuming the shoulder injury is behind him. Look for Crain in the later rounds of most drafts, where he can be a sleeper candidate for saves, strikeouts, and low ratios.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/24/14||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|7/25/14||MIA||8:10 pm||Brad Hand|
|7/26/14||MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|7/27/14||MIA||2:10 pm||Jacob Turner|
|7/28/14||OAK||8:10 pm||Jesse Chavez|
|7/29/14||OAK||8:10 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|7/30/14||OAK||2:10 pm||Jason Hammel|
= probable start