Cubs Interested In Jesse Crain

The Cubs are interested in reliever Jesse Crain, 670thescore.com's Bruce Levine tweets. The Cubs are one of many teams looking at Crain's medical information.

Crain, 32, spent the last three years as a setup man for the Cubs' cross-town rivals. He posted an 0.74 ERA with 11.3 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 36 2/3 innings for the White Sox in 2013, although he suffered a shoulder injury in June and missed the rest of the season. The White Sox traded him to the Rays in July, but he did not make an appearance for Tampa Bay.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi tweeted last week that Crain was deciding whether to take a one- or two-year deal. A one-year deal presumably might be attractive to Crain as a way of proving his shoulder is healthy before hitting the free-agent market against next season.

The Astros have reportedly shown interest in Crain, as have the Rockies. The Cubs agreed to a contract with Jose Veras last week with the intention of making him their closer, so Crain would likely continue to work in a setup-type role if the Cubs were to sign him.


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17 Comments on "Cubs Interested In Jesse Crain"


Revery
1 year 8 months ago

Good idea. Cubs building a potentially lock down pen.

djj555
1 year 8 months ago

Typical Cubs move. Take a guy who one of the best organizations in baseball deemed damaged goods when they signed him after already being injured. If anyone knows a steal it’s the Rays.

Joey Doughnuts
1 year 8 months ago

When did the Rays sign Jesse Crain exactly?

GrilledCheese39
1 year 8 months ago

He was traded from the White Sox to the Rays at the trade deadline last year

Joey Doughnuts
1 year 8 months ago

And since when are a trade and a signing the same thing?

Raysfan77
1 year 8 months ago

He was warming up for the rays and was ready to pitch one game when they were behind but they tied it so they didn’t put him in, that’s the closest he got to pitching with us lol

BENT_WOOKIE
1 year 8 months ago

may as well.

Thomas Wilson
1 year 8 months ago

As a Rockies fan I watch almost everything the Cubs do jealously

JustFatOlMe
1 year 8 months ago

Why,you like older injured players?

Cubs27
1 year 8 months ago

As a Cubs fan I want Carlos Gonzalez

Trock
1 year 8 months ago

And Tulo!

Cubs27
1 year 8 months ago

I wanted to say him, too. He’s just injured too much and we have a pretty set infield, whether or not all the prospects pan out lol

1 year 8 months ago

Those home/away splits, though…

Cubs27
1 year 8 months ago

He hit .332 away from Coors field last year. Seems to be quite an improvement, even though he won’t sustain it.

1 year 8 months ago

Last year was an aberration, for sure. Career OPS is over 200 points better at home than on the road. YIKES.

K.K. Kilmister
1 year 8 months ago

One of the Rays’ all-time greats will finally get a chance to prove himself!

i'm me ..
1 year 8 months ago

could end up in Houston. he has a home just outside of the area. Good buy for the Stros..then flip him come playoff time.