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Jesse Crain still not ready for game action due to hip injury

Mar 15, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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Jesse Crain hasn’t pitched since February 25 and had to bail on Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic because of a hip injury, but the White Sox setup man expects to be ready for Opening Day.

Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports that Crain threw a bullpen session Wednesday, but then decided against pitching in a minor-league game because “I can tell when I’m ready to throw in a game and as of yesterday I wasn’t.”

Crain repeatedly stressed that his arm feels great, but he’s having problems “pushing through the pitches” because his leg extension is lacking.

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