GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jesse Crain was scheduled to follow Chris Sale to the mound during Wednesday's 9-7 victory over the Angels. But the right-handed reliever was scratched due to a slightly strained right oblique.
Crain will be checked again on Thursday, the equivalent of being day to day. But manager Robin Ventura didn't seem worried.
"He's fine, but it's one of those [things] where you didn't want to push it," said Ventura of Crain's malady. "Something didn't feel right and instead of pushing it down here, we are taking it easy."