Jesse Crain RP CWS 7 Days
Crain (biceps) was limited to playing catch Friday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Crain was scratched from his start Wednesday due to soreness, and he was initially scheduled to pitch Friday. However, that soreness is persisting, so he continues to have a very limited workload. The White Sox will shut Crain down over the next few days in hopes of avoiding further injury.
Jesse Crain RP CWS 9 Days
Crain (biceps) was scratched from his start Wednesday due to mild soreness, but expects to pitch Friday, Daryl Van Shouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Crain would benefit greatly from some audition time in major league games, as he entered camp without a guaranteed roster spot. He should rejoin the big league club later next week, but would need to impress over a short span to break camp with the team.
Jesse Crain RP CWS 10 Days
Crain (biceps) is schedule to pitch in a minor league game Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Crain should have time to get into a major league game before the end of spring training, but he's no lock to make the Opening Day, even if he's ready from a health perspective. He's working on a minor league contract, and while he should contribute to the White Sox at some point this season, the team may want him to start off with Triple-A Charlotte.
Jesse Crain RP CWS 14 Days
Crain (biceps) could pitch in a game soon, CSN Chicago reports.
Crain threw his second live BP of the week Thursday, and he said he is feeling good. He should have one more similar session, either this weekend or early next week, before pitching in exhibition action. If healthy, he is a decent shot for an MLB bullpen spot.
Jesse Crain RP CWS 18 Days
Crain (biceps) threw 30 pitches in a live batting practice Monday, and will throw again later in the week, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
There's still no exact timetable for a return, but Crain appears to be progressing well and is getting closer to being ready for game action. If he is able to return soon, Crain should be able to earn a spot in the big league club's bullpen.
Jesse Crain RP CWS 21 Days
Crain (biceps) will throw his third bullpen session of the week Friday, and he could throw live batting practice next week, the White Sox's official site reports.
There is still no timetable for Crain's return to health after missing all of the 2014 season, but the club appears to be happy with his progress thus far and he is optimistic about pitching in a Cactus League game. If healthy, Crain could occupy a mid-inning short-relief role in the big leauge bullpen.
Jesse Crain RP CWS 2 Months
Crain (biceps) agreed to a minor league contract with the White Sox on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
2014 was a lost season for Crain, as several setbacks in his recovery from biceps surgery prevented him from taking the hill at any point for the Astros. He will return to the White Sox, with whom he spent the 2011-13 campaigns, but the team will take it slow with him in hopes of avoiding any further complications. According to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, Crain is currently throwing from 120 feet.
Jesse Crain RP CWS 6 Months
Crain (biceps) is unlikely to return to the Astros during the final week of the season, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Crain threw a simulated game Monday and looks to be nearly fully recovered from the biceps strain that has bothered him for the last year and a half, but he'll run out of time to contribute for the Astros. The right-hander was viewed as a potential closing option for the Astros heading into the season, but the long recovery process he faced effectively took him out of the running. He's set to become a free agent after the season and could have to settle for a cheap contract after having not pitched in a MLB game since July 2013.
Jesse Crain RP CWS 8 Months
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Thursday that the hope is that Jesse Crain (shoulder) will begin throwing off the mound sometime in the next 10 days.
Crain is now recovered from the right biceps surgery he had last October, but he's still working on strengthening his shoulder. The Astros signed the veteran reliever for $3.25 million over the winter, but he's no lock to pitch in the majors this year.
Jesse Crain RP CWS 9 Months
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that Jesse Crain (shoulder) remains without a timetable.
Crain began the season on the disabled list while recovering from biceps surgery, but he's had a couple setbacks with his shoulder and that's the bigger issue at this point. "Still working on the strengthening and recovering from weakness in his scap (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."