White Sox sign Jesse Crain

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Jesse Crain hasn’t pitched since mid-2013, when the White Sox traded him to the Rays, and now he’s re-signed with the White Sox on a minor-league deal.

Crain is a huge question mark at this point given his inability to come back from shoulder and biceps surgeries, but it’s a no-risk commitment and prior to the injuries he was fantastic in 2013 with a 0.74 ERA and 46/11 K/BB ratio in 37 innings.

Crain provided zero value to the Rays following the mid-2013 trade and zero value to the Astros after signing a one-year, $3.25 million contract last winter, but at age 33 he’s an interesting reunion flier for the White Sox.

Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.