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South Side Sox Feb 28, 2015

Terrobytes: Jesse Crain and Nate Jones continue to make progress

Nothing but good news so far for Crain and Jones, arguments that Quintana is the number two, and predictions on the Sox infield jobs for 2015. Walking into spring training, Nate Jones and Jesse Crain were unknowns.  Jones faced five batters during the 2014 season before a series of injuries culminating in Tommy John surgery.  For Jesse Crain, this seemed like one of the nice gestures that we see from the White Sox every season.  Crain hadn't pitched in a game since the White Sox traded him to the Rays in 2013.  So far, though, the reports are good. Jesse Crain has had several bullpen...

Jesse Crain starting to progress quickly

GLENDALE, Ariz. – All of a sudden, right-handed reliever Jesse Crain is starting to make rapid progress in his recovery from biceps surgery in 2013. Crain still is not expected to break camp with the team for Opening Day, but he has been ahead of schedule in his recovery process, even mixing in some sliders during a bullpen session Wednesday. Most pitchers have advanced to live batting practice at this point, while Crain remains on a slower pace as a precaution.

Scorpions crash White Sox big league camp

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Perhaps the Chicago White Sox will embrace their current pest infestation and create the “Rally Scorpion.” A handful of scorpions were found at the team’s spring training facility this weekend, and while it technically can’t yet be called an invasion or even an infestation, the creatures have raised some eyebrows. Reliever Jesse Crain approached a reporter Sunday morning to ask about the scorpions, which are known to deliver a painful sting when they come into contact with humans.

Crain moves forward after throwing session

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Reliever Jesse Crain had another quality bullpen session Sunday, but his odds on making the Opening Day roster continue to be long. Crain, who has missed the last year and a half and had biceps tendon surgery, is in camp on a minor-league contract with an invite to big league camp. Along with fellow recovering reliever Matt Albers, he is considered a low-risk, high-reward option down the road for the rebuilt bullpen. “I threw 25-30 pitches, which is a lot, and my arm feels pretty good right now,” said Crain, who was not throwing at full speed.

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