Crain set for Thursday bullpen session

May, 1, 2012
5/01/12
6:19
PM CT
Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
Archive
[+] EnlargeJesses Crain
Jennifer Hilderbrand/US PresswireWhite Sox pitcher Jesse Crain is on the disabled list with an oblique strain.
Chicago White Sox setup man Jesse Crain will throw a bullpen session on Thursday in his first serious attempt at returning to the mound since straining a left side oblique.

Crain went on the DL retroactive to April 21 and can return to the roster on May 6. There is no plan in place for Crain as of yet and a rehab outing or two is possible.

The veteran pitcher loosened up on the side Tuesday for Sox pitching coach Don Cooper.

“He will probably get on the mound on Thursday,” Cooper said. “He still feels some [discomfort], but I don’t think we have lost any time.

“We have not discussed it to the point of sending him out, or is he going to be all right after these two sidelines. So we have not gotten there yet.”

With Crain on the DL, the White Sox bullpen has five pitchers with 50 or fewer days of major league experience.

Crain has a 2.57 ERA with two holds so far in 2012. The right-hander missed 10 days in spring training with a right oblique strain.

Bruce Levine | email

Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
.317 36 107 80
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
WC. Sale 12
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208