Many thought the Rays would stay quiet this year at the trade deadline. Those people were wrong, as the Rays have traded for White Sox reliever Jessie Crain. At the moment the Rays are not giving up anything for Crain. They are giving the White Sox future considerations, which is a player to be named later or cash.
Jessie Crain is 31 years old and is in the final year of his contract. He is 2-3 while posting a 0.74 ERA in 36.2 innings. He also has 46 strikeouts and only 11 walks. Crain was named to his first all-star team this season. He is currently on the 15-day DL with a strained right shoulder.
Crain will join the back end of the bullpen when he returns from injury joining Jake McGee, Joel Peralta and Alex Torres setting up Fernando Rodney.