White Sox sign Jesse Crain


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.