Jesse Crain traded

White Sox Trade All-Star Pitcher Jesse Crain

The sales on the South Side have officially begun. With only two days remaining before the July 31st MLB Trade Deadline, capsule the White Sox made their first big move sending pitcher Jesse Crain to the Tampa Bay Rays.

As first reported by ESPNChicago.com, cialis sale the White Sox will send the All-Star reliever Jesse Crain and cash considerations to the Tampa Rays for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The compensation will depend on how much Jesse pitches the remainder of the year.

Crain has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 3rd after straining his right shoulder and recently suffered a setback during rehabilitation – so he may not even begin throwing until Thursday. The disabled list didn’t deter the Rays thanks to Crain’s outstanding season.  In 38 games this season Crain has posted a .76 ERA and has been one of the top relievers in the American League.

Jesse Crain

Crain believed he would be traded soon and is ready to make a difference for the 1st place Rays.  He said his goodbyes to his teammates and praised the Sox organization.  With this move the Sox will begin the revamp of their pitching staff which may include finding a replacement for starting pitcher Jake Peavy.  Will Peavy be on the move next or will it be outfielder Alex Rios? Stay tuned over the next two days to find out.

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