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Jesse Crain is finally ready to make his Rays debut

Sep 23, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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Tampa Bay activated Jesse Crain from the disabled list, meaning the right-hander has finally been cleared to make his Rays debut two months after being acquired from the White Sox.

Crain was on the DL with a shoulder injury at the time of the trade, which factored into the White Sox’s modest asking price, and he failed to make as much progress in his recovery as the Rays hoped. However, he should have time to make 2-3 appearances before the end of the regular season and will be eligible for the playoff roster if the Rays get there.

Prior to the injury Crain made his first All-Star team at age 31, throwing 37 innings with a 0.74 ERA and 46/11 K/BB ratio in his final season before hitting the open market as a free agent.

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