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28 Jesse Crain RP
Height/Weight: 6-1/215 | Birthdate: 7/5/1981 | Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, CAN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Houston | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: /images/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/452162.png | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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White Sox reassign Rodon, Crain to minor-league camp.


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Prior to Wednesday's spring games, the White Sox reassigned right-hander Jesse Crain and left-hander Carlos Rodon to minor-league camp, per the team's official website.

Rodon, Chicago's top-ranked prospect and 2014 No. 3 overall draft pick, went 2-0 with a 3.06 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and 21:5 K:BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings this spring. he will begin the season at Triple-A Charlotte.

"I had a real fun spring," Rodon said, per ESPN. "I got to spend it in big league camp the whole time, which was exciting. I learned a lot of stuff. It was just an overall great experience."

Crain is working his way back from shoulder and bicep issues that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season. He suffered a minor setback in his recovery in mid-March, which kept him out of Cactus League action this season.


White Sox RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) resumes throwing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) White Sox reliever Jesse Crain has resumed throwing after suffering a minor setback in mid-March due to shoulder soreness, per MLB.com.

"But I'm moving forward again," said Crain, who played long toss from 120 feet Monday. "Obviously, when you first come in, you feel like there's a chance, as I was doing so well. ... I don't want to rush it, and [I want to] make sure I'm there and there for good when it happens.

"I've felt better than I have since I've been going through this. So, that's a positive sign. I'm going to stay down here and keep working and be with the staff down here, and we'll put a good plan together to make that happen."


White Sox pay retention bonuses to Brad Penny, Jesse Crain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) The White Sox paid $100,000 retention bonuses pitchers Brad Penny and Jessie Crain to keep them in the organization, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Penny has given up 12 earned runs in 15 2/3 spring innings. Crain hasn't pitched in major-league action this spring due to continued shoulder soreness.


White Sox will likely be without Jesse Crain (shoulder) to open season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain (shoulder) is dealing with some soreness which will keep him from being ready for the start of the regular season, according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Crain is working his way back from shoulder and bicep issues that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season. He was limited to light catch on Friday, and is expected to play catch again in the next few days.

"I was trying to say from the very beginning I don't know how long it's going to take and what I'm going to go through," Crain said, per MLB.com.


Jesse Crain sits out minor-league game with soreness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain was unable to pitch in a minor-league game on Wednesday due to soreness, according to the Chicago Tribune. Crain is working his way back from shoulder and bicep issues that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season. Though he has a setback, the White Sox don't seem concerned about his recovery process, per the paper.

White Sox's Jesse Crain slated to pitch in minor-league game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain is scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game on Wednesday, according to Chicago Sun-Times. Crain is working his way back from shoulder and bicep issues that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season. He posted a 0.74 ERA in 38 appearances in 2013.

White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain getting closer to game action


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain is inching towards his first appearance of spring training. The right-hander threw his third live batting practice Sunday and is starting to feel a lot stronger, reports MLB.com.

"Some sort of game, whether it's a [simulated] game or minor league game," Crain said. "We'll see how the next two days go and go from there.

"That was the best pitching that I've done the whole time. I hit spots a little better today. My breaking pitches were a little more under control."

Crain is hoping to break camp with the major league club.

"I still have some work to do. How close is that going to be toward the end of camp? I don't know," Crain said. "Every time I go out there, I feel like I'm getting better and it's different. I have to make sure I'm still climbing, which I am. There's almost three weeks left and I'll let those play out and see where I'm at."


White Sox reliever Jesse Crain throws live BP


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/12/2015) White Sox reliever Jesse Crain threw another live batting practice session Thursday, per the Chicago Sun-Times, another step in the pitcher's rehabilitation from shoulder and bicep issues that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season. 

Crain likely will not be ready for opening day, but remains in the White Sox's plans for the 2015 season. 


White Sox P Jesse Crain throws 30-pitch live batting practice


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain is nearing a return to game action. 

On Monday, Crain threw a live batting practice that went 30 pitches, according to MLB.com. Crain is working his way back from a shoulder injury. 

Crain will have another pitching session later this week, which will get even closer to appearing in a spring training game. Injuries forced Crain to miss all of the 2014 season. He posted a 0.74 ERA in 38 appearances in 2013. 


White Sox's Jesse Crain to face hitters next week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) White Sox reliever Jesse Crain will face hitters next week, according to MLB.com.

Crain is working his way back from shoulder issues, but has been able to participate in bullpen sessions. He threw his third session on Friday, and was cleared for live batting practice next week. 

Pitching coach Don Cooper seemed happy with Crain's progress. "He's doing nothing but climbing," he said. "It's visible. We're excited." 

Crain is hoping to pitch during spring training, but said he won't rush himself back to the mound. He said his familiarity with the White Sox led him to re-sign with the club in the offseason. "They know what I can do and know what I need to be ready."

Crain sat out the entire 2014 season due to arm issues. 


White Sox's Jesse Crain close to facing hitters


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain is getting close to facing hitters, according to MLB.com.

Crain is coming back from shoulder and biceps injuries, but will throw his third bullpen session on Friday. If that goes well he could throw live batting practice next week. 

"It's exciting and I've been feeling really well, but in the meantime, I'm not going to get too high until I get out there," Crain said. "When I face hitters, it will be a good test, because I'll be letting it go even more than I have. I'll wait to get too excited until I know exactly how I feel." 

Crain admitted he's taking things slow, but he's hoping to get into games this spring. "I'm not going to put any timetables on anything," he said. "But if I keep progressing like I am, there's a good chance I can hopefully get into a couple or few games."


White Sox P Jesse Crain mixes sliders in recent 'pen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain completed another "encouraging" bullpen session on Wednesday, where he mixed in a few slides to his session, reports Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Crain missed the entire 2014 season due to shoulder and biceps injuries. At this point, he's likely a week behind other pitches in camp.

"I don't know that his timetable fits for opening day but he might push that envelope if he continues to have days like today," manager Robin Ventura said.


White Sox P Jesse Crain's workload increasing


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) White Sox pitcher Jesse Crain revealed that Sunday marked the first day he's been able to pitch with only one day of rest in between in over a year, according to CSN Chicago.

Crain was able to pitch from the mound during Sunday's practice. He also threw 20 pitches on Friday. Crain missed the entire 2014 season due to shoulder and biceps injuries.

Crain previously said he believes he's a week behind the other pitchers in camp but it does look like his most recent injuries are now behind him.


Rehabbing Jesse Crain a 'week behind' other White Sox pitchers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) White Sox relief pitcher Jesse Crain is coming back from a shoulder surgery that kept him out all last season. 

Back at spring training with the Sox after a year in the Astros' organization, Crain said that he thinks he's almost back to normal. Crain told CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes that he thinks he's about a week behind the other pitchers in camp. 


Jesse Crain back with White Sox on minor-league deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Reliever Jesse Crain, who missed the 2014 season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery last winter, has agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox.He also received an invite to spring training.

Crain is throwing from 120 feet and feels good, according to CSN Chicago. Crain pitched for the White Sox from 2011-13.


Astros lose veteran relievers for season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) 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
(8/19/2014) 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
(8/12/2014) 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
(7/24/2014) 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
(6/24/2014) 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
(5/30/2014) 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
(5/18/2014) 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
(5/2/2014) 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
(4/30/2014) 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."


Bursitis pushes back timetable to return for Jesse Crain


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) The physical problems have continued for Astros reliever Jesse Crain, whose return from a biceps injury has been halted due to bursitis in the right elbow. The new ailment has pushed back his return date.

"The early May timetable is no longer early May," general manager Jeff Luhnow told the Houston Chronicle.

Crain has not pitched in a major league game since late last June.