Jesse Crain RP HOU 29 Days

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."

Jesse Crain RP HOU 1 Month

Jesse Crain (biceps, shoulder) might throw to hitters this week.

Crain's rehab was slowed down back in April after he developed bursitis in his shoulder, but he has been throwing for about a month now. The hope is that he could finally be ready to join the Astros' bullpen in late June, but he obviously still has some hurdles to cross.

Jesse Crain RP HOU 2 Months

Jesse Crain (biceps, shoulder) is aiming to join the Astros' bullpen in late June.

Crain resumed throwing off a mound nearly two weeks ago after having a setback when he developed bursitis in his right shoulder. It's not clear when he'll begin a rehab assignment, but obviously he's still a ways away.

Jesse Crain RP HOU 2 Months

Jesse Crain (biceps, shoulder) threw a bullpen session Saturday at what he estimated to be 60-70 percent effort.

Crain is coming along slowly but surely after having a setback last month when he developed bursitis in his shoulder. He's hoping to join the Astros' bullpen sometime in June. "It went good, good as I can expect right now," Crain said after tossing Saturday. "I was able to get through it, didn't have any setbacks. . It was a positive, a step forward."

Jesse Crain RP HOU 3 Months

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Friday that the club is hoping to get Jesse Crain (biceps) back from the disabled list when first eligible on May 29.

Crain was moved to the 60-day DL Friday in order to clear 40-man roster space. The reliever is coming back from biceps surgery and recently had a setback when he developed bursitis in his right elbow. He's already throwing again, but the Astros wanted to give Crain a few more weeks to get ready. He could eventually take over the team's closer job.

Jesse Crain RP HOU 3 Months

Astros transferred RHP Jesse Crain from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Tony Sipp. Crain is coming back from biceps surgery and recently had a setback when he developed bursitis in his right elbow. He's throwing on flat ground again but now won't be eligible to return until the end of the month.

Jesse Crain RP HOU 3 Months

Jesse Crain (biceps, elbow) resumed throwing on flat ground Tuesday.

Crain was shut down for about a week after developing bursitis in his right elbow. The reliever had been hoping to join the Astros' bullpen in early May, but obviously he's not anywhere close to a return. It's not clear when he'll be ready for mound work again.

Jesse Crain RP HOU 3 Months

Jesse Crain (biceps) is no longer throwing off a mound after developing bursitis in his right elbow.

"Early May timetable is no longer early May," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. Luhnow did not offer a new timetable for the veteran reliever, but Crain won't resume throwing for 7-10 days. Fantasy owners that have stashed Crain hoping for some saves are no doubt growing impatient.

Jesse Crain RP HOU 3 Months

Jesse Crain (biceps) has yet to appear in an extended spring training game.

Crain is throwing off a mound but has yet to be cleared for game action. He'll eventually have to go on a rehab assignment after getting into some games at the Astros' spring training complex. Crain had been hoping for an early-to-mid-May return, and it's looking like he'll at least be on the latter end of that timetable.

Jesse Crain RP HOU 4 Months

Jesse Crain (biceps) will continue his rehab in Florida and could throw off a mound as early as Tuesday.

"It's a day-by-day thing," Crain said. "I just played catch. Today was my best day throwing - today was my first good day of throwing (since the bullpen). Took it easy." Crain is still shooting for a return in early May despite not yet throwing off a mound this year. The Astros signed the right-hander this winter with the understanding that Crain wouldn't be ready for the start of the season.