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White Sox trade Jesse Crain to Tampa Bay


The Chicago White Sox have traded right-handed reliever Jesse Crain and cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for players to be named later or cash considerations.

Crain, 32, is 2-3 with a 1.15 ERA (3 ER/36.2 IP), 19 holds and 46 strikeouts over 38 relief appearances with the White Sox this season. He has been on the disabled list since July 3 (retroactive to June 30) with a right shoulder strain and is expected to pitch again in August.

"Jesse has been one of the top relievers in the American League, not only this season but also throughout his entire tenure with the White Sox," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. "We cannot say enough about what Jesse has meant to our bullpen, and the positive impact he's had on our young relievers. We certainly think he has the ability to influence this year's pennant race very positively for the Rays."

Crain was selected to his first American League All-Star team in July. He set a White Sox record by making 29 consecutive scoreless appearances (29.0 IP) from

April 17-June 22. The scoreless IP streak is the longest in the American League, and second longest in the majors this season.

Crain has gone 12-9 with a 2.10 ERA (35 ER/150.0 IP), one save, 53 holds and 176 strikeouts in 156 appearances with the White Sox from 2011-13.

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