Jesse Crain’s standout season for the Chicago White Sox has been derailed by yet another frustrating injury for the Fairview graduate.
Crain landed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a strained right shoulder, putting the breaks on what was shaping up to be the best season of his solid 10-year Major League career.
Crain reportedly experienced soreness while attempting to warm up in the bullpen on Tuesday night and was sent to the DL one year after he was sidelined for a similar injury. The right-hander also missed a good portion of spring training this year due to a strained oblique.
Despite the physical ailments, and with the White Sox languishing in last-place, Crain had played his way into potentially one of the most valuable trade assets as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches at the end of July. Crain recently put together a stretch of 29 consecutive scoreless innings, and overall this season he has compiled an earned-run average of 0.74 with 46 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings.
Crain’s stint on the disabled list is retroactive to June 30.
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