|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 - 60-day DL. Out for season|
|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|
|Last 10 Games|
Astros lose veteran relievers for season
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/12/14) Astros owner Jim Crane Astros relievers Jesse Crain and Matt Albers are likely done for the season with shoulder injuries, per the Houston Chronicle.
"Crain's not going to pitch," Crane said. "Albers ... got hurt. We didn't get any production from [either of them]."
Albers has a club option for $3 million for 2015. Crain is a free agent after this season, but has expressed an interest in returning to Houston.
Jesse Crain able to throw off a mound
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(8/19/14) Astros reliever Jesse Crain has been able to throw off a mound, according to MLB.com.
Crain is recovering after biceps surgery he had last October. He's had a number of setbacks, which have sidelined him until now. He's been able to throw fastballs and changeups off a mound thus far, and is hoping to do more soon. "I'll keep on grinding away and see what happens," Crain said. "For the last two weeks, I've been feeling pretty good."
Crain is hoping to start throwing breaking balls soon. Once he's able to do that, he would progress to facing live hitters. He's hoping to progress over the next couple of weeks so that he can pitch for the club this season. "There's going to be a bunch of reasons for me to get out there," Crain said. "Hopefully, time doesn't run out."
Jesse Crain still throwing on flat ground
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(8/12/14) Astros reliever Jesse Crain is still waiting for clearance to throw on a mound, MLB.com reports. Crain has been sidelined the entire season and has been strengthening his arm by throwing on flat ground. He remains hopeful of pitching this season.
Matt Albers, Jesse Crain could start throwing on mound in 10 days
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(7/24/14) Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told reporters that he hopes that relievers Matt Albers and Jesse Crain will be able to throw on a mound in the next 10 days, according to MLB.com.|
Albers has been sidelined since April 22 with right shoulder tendinitis, while Crain is working his way back from biceps tendinitis surgery performed in October.
"It's one of those things it's taken so much longer than I, or they, originally anticipated that it's hard to put a specific date on it," Luhnow said. "They are progressing, and neither has had any sort of setback in a while, which is good news, but we're taking it very slow because we really don't think we can afford any more setbacks. It would probably cost us the rest of the season if that occurs."
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 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) |
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