Rays, White Sox To Complete Jesse Crain Trade

WEDNESDAY, 11:07am: The Rays will send infielder Ben Kline and left-hander Sean Bierman as the players to be named later and cash considerations to the White Sox, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (on Twitter).

TUESDAY, 7:49pm: The Rays will send Bierman to the White Sox as a part of this summer's Jesse Crain trade, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter).  Another player will also go from Tampa Bay to Chicago in the trade and it is likely to be finalized tomorrow.  Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish (Twitter link) first reported Bierman's inclusion in the deal.

Bierman, who turns 25 on Sunday, posted a 2.55 ERA in 14 starts and four relief appearances in 2013 between the club's Class-A and Class-A Advanced affiliates this season.  The lefty was not ranked among the Rays' top 30 prospects by Baseball America heading into the '13 season.

Earlier tonight, Tim Dierkes looked at the offseason ahead for the White Sox.


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