MESA, Ariz. -- After being scratched last Wednesday because of a slightly strained right oblique, reliever Jesse Crain could begin to throw lightly over the next couple of days.
"We'll see how that goes," said manager Robin Ventura. "He's been in with [White Sox head athletic trainer] Herm [Schneider], and Herm's not worried about it, so I'm not worried about it."
Ventura couldn't exactly describe what throwing lightly constitutes for Crain, who has thrown just three innings this spring. But he's not worried about Crain's lack of work heading into the regular season.
"You're not worried about the innings as much," Ventura said. "Just making sure he's strong and healthy."