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White Sox complete Jesse Crain trade

10/16/2013

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox completed the July trade that sent Jesse Crain to the Tampa Bay Rays, getting two players to be named later and cash considerations.

The White Sox received left-handed pitcher Sean Bierman, a former 10th-round draft pick, as well as shortstop Ben Kline, a former 32nd-round selection.

Bierman went 6-5 this past season with a 2.55 ERA in 18 appearances (14 starts) on two separate Single-A levels. Kline, who led all Rays farmhands with a .333 batting average in 2012, batted .246 this past season in 40 games over three different levels.

Crain was on the disabled list at the time of the trade with a bout of shoulder tendonitis and never pitched with the Rays. He became a free agent at the conclusion of the season.

The right-hander posted a 2.10 ERA in 156 appearances over three seasons with the White Sox. He had a 0.74 ERA in 38 appearances in 2013 before his injury surfaced.