White Sox reliever Jesse Crain could have been a hot commodity on the trade market, but he will not be activated prior to the trade deadline after experiencing what pitching coach Don Cooper called a "slight setback" today. Today's bullpen session was cancelled, reported Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago and others.
Crain, a free agent after the season, hit the DL on July 3rd with a shoulder strain. He made the All-Star team with a 0.74 first-half ERA, but was unable to participate. If Crain recovers, an August trade could be possible, though the White Sox would have to deal only with the team that wins a claim on him.