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  1. HBT’s Trade Deadline Wrapup

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

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    The non-waiver trade deadline hit at 4PM EDT today. It was pretty uneventful compared to years past, with lots of chatter but very few deals. Here’s what we had go down today before the non-waiver trade deadline: The Dodgers acquired Drew Butera from the Twins for a player to be named; The Orioles receive Bud…

  2. UPDATE: The Rays acquire Jesse Crain from the White Sox

    Jul 29, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

    Jesse Crain

    UPDATE: The deal is done. Buster Olney reports that the Rays have acquired Jesse Crain from the White Sox for future considerations. Olney believes that the future considerations will be based on how many games Crain, who has a bad shoulder, pitches for Tampa Bay. The more he pitches, the better the return. Crain, if…

  3. Jesse Crain won’t be off the DL by the trade deadline

    Jul 25, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Jesse Crain

    Jesse Crain was supposed to play catch and then throw a bullpen session today, but those plans were canceled after the White Sox reliever suffered what the team is calling a minor setback. Minor or not, it means Crain won’t be activated from the disabled list until after the July 31 trade deadline, significantly reducing…

  4. White Sox place Paul Konerko and Jesse Crain on DL

    Jul 3, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    Paul Konerko has a sore back and Jesse Crain has a sore shoulder, and the White Sox have placed both players on the disabled list. Konerko has struggled all year, hitting just .249 with a career-worst .682 OPS at age 37, so shutting him down for a while may not be such a bad thing.…

  5. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL & NL Cy Young

    Jul 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Yesterday, we took a look at what WAR had to say as far as midseason awards winners. Now, I’m making my own choices, starting with the Cy Young Awards. First, let’s get the charts out of the way, here are the top 10 in the AL by ERA and both versions of WAR. ERA 1.…

  6. The White Sox will trade anyone but Sale… and Konerko?

    Jun 27, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko

    That’s the word from CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The White Sox are open to parting with younger regulars like Alex Rios, Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham and they’d certainly be willing to move Adam Dunn and John Danks. But ace Chris Sale is unavailable, as is 10-and-5 guy Paul Konerko. Heyman doesn’t indicate whether…

  7. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mets 8, Phillies 0: Matt Harvey blanks the Phillies on two hits for six innings and David Wright went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a triple and a homer. I know the Mets have problems, but man, when it goes right for them it’s really pretty. Something about the purity of an ace and…

  8. 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…

  9. Hip injury knocks Jesse Crain out of WBC

    Mar 4, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Canada won’t have Jesse Crain for the World Baseball Classic, as the White Sox reliever has removed himself from the tournament with a strained adductor muscle. In layman’s terms that’s a hip injury, whereas an oblique injury sidelined Crain for a while last season. Crain is in the final season of a three-year, $13 million…

  10. Joey Votto’s status in limbo for World Baseball Classic

    Jan 12, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    votto getty

    Joey Votto is hoping to play for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, but he underwent knee surgery last summer and must pass a physical for insurance purposes before he’s given the go-ahead. This according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. “We have every reason to believe there will be no issue whatsoever,” Team…

  11. Zack Greinke vs. Chris Sale lives up to hype

    Jun 22, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    There was a tremendous pitcher’s duel in Chicago tonight, as the Brewers edged the White Sox 1-0 in 10 innings. With the Brewers scoring in the top of the 10th, Zack Greinke was able to get the win. He allowed three hits in nine innings of work. Closer John Axford, who has been very shaky,…

  12. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 16, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    James Loney, A.J. Pierzynski, Matt Thornton AP

    Last night’s matchup between Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale had all the makings of a classic pitchers’ duel. But as it often happens in this game, things didn’t exactly turn out as expected. Adam Dunn set the tone early by slugging a two-run homer off Kershaw in the top of the first inning. It was…

  13. White Sox activate reliever Jesse Crain from disabled list

    May 15, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Chicago’s bullpen is in flux after the White Sox reversed their decision to make Chris Sale a closer, but the relief corps gets a boost today with Jesse Crain coming off the disabled list. Crain has been out since April 21 with a strained oblique muscle, but was pitching well before getting hurt and made…

  14. Chris Sale moves back to the pen, takes over as White Sox closer

    May 4, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Chris Sale

    Now this one is a real shocker: Chris Sale, who has been very impressive in opening the season 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA in his rotation debut for the White Sox, will move back to the pen and take over as the team’s closer, it was announced Friday. Health concerns are the obvious reasoning behind…

  15. White Sox reliever Jesse Crain on DL with oblique injury

    Apr 27, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Jesse Crain hasn’t pitched since April 20 because of an oblique injury and after leaving him on the active roster for a week the White Sox placed the reliever on the disabled list today. Crain missed time during spring training with a right oblique strain, but this injury is to his left side and Bruce…

  16. White Sox sticking with rookie Hector Santiago as closer

    Apr 26, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    Robin Ventura gave Hector Santiago a public vote of confidence following his first blown save of the season and the manager made it clear last night that he’s sticking with the rookie after a second blown save. “I think stuff happens, but we’re still going with him,” Ventura told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.…

  17. Jesse Crain unavailable because of oblique injury

    Apr 25, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Jesse Crain hasn’t pitched since Friday and the White Sox reliever revealed today that he’s been unavailable because of an oblique injury. Crain missed time with an oblique injury during spring training as well, but Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that his current injury is to the other side and Crain hopes to…

  18. Robin Ventura still hasn’t named the White Sox’s closer

    Apr 6, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski, Matt Thornton

    Now that the Royals have officially picked Jonathan Broxton as Joakim Soria‘s replacement nearly every team has named their closer, but one holdout is the guy with the least managing experience in the bunch (which is to say no managing experience). Robin Ventura played coy with the media yesterday, refusing to disclose his closer while…

  19. Matt Thornton favored over Jesse Crain and Addison Reed as White Sox’s closer

    Mar 23, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Matt Thornton

    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has avoided naming a closer or even giving strong hints about which way he’s leaning among Matt Thornton, Jesse Crain, and Addison Reed, but Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun Times reports that “the smart money” is on Thornton getting the job. Thornton struggled with some save chances early…

  20. Jesse Crain unsure when he’ll return from oblique injury

    Mar 20, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Jesse Crain has been sidelined for more than a week with a strained right oblique muscle and said yesterday that there’s no timetable yet for his return. Crain was able to play catch Monday, but told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that “we haven’t even talked about” when he’ll see game action again and…

  21. Blue Jays nab their closer, acquiring Sergio Santos from White Sox

    Dec 6, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

    Sergio Santos

    Ryan Madson and Francisco Rodriguez were among those hoping the Blue Jays would spend liberally on a closer. Instead, those two got a nasty surprise today, as Toronto acquired Sergio Santos from the White Sox for top pitching prospect Nestor Molina. Santos, once a member of the Toronto farm system as an infielder before he…

  22. Red Sox targeting Twins trio of Fuentes, Crain, and Guerrier

    Dec 13, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Apparently general manager Theo Epstein and company really liked Minnesota’s bullpen down the stretch, because Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports that the Red Sox “have their sights focused on” Twins free agent relievers Brian Fuentes, Jesse Crain, and Matt Guerrier. None would require giving up a draft pick to sign, as Guerrier is the only…

  23. Gammons: Nine teams “already in” bidding for Jesse Crain

    Nov 29, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Peter Gammons tweets that Jesse Crain “may be the hottest reliever” on the market after Joaquin Benoit signed with the Tigers, reporting that the Rays, Rockies, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Mariners, Orioles, Cubs, Nationals, and Blue Jays are “already in” the bidding for the 29-year-old right-hander. Crain was offered arbitration by the Twins, but as a Type…

  24. Twins offer arbitration to Pavano, Hudson, and Crain

    Nov 24, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Last night was the deadline to offer departing free agents arbitration to receive compensatory draft picks if they sign elsewhere and the Twins did so to Carl Pavano, Orlando Hudson, and Jesse Crain, but chose not to tender arbitration offers to Matt Guerrier, Jon Rauch, and Brian Fuentes. Pavano and Crain were no-brainers, as they’ll…

  25. Free agent reliever Jesse Crain wants a chance to close

    Nov 8, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

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    Jesse Crain is one of four prominent Twins relievers hitting the open market as free agents and has said he’d like to remain in Minnesota, but told Kelly Thesier of MLB.com that his chances of re-signing depend largely on whether other teams offer him an opportunity to be their closer: Obviously, I’d love an opportunity…

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