The White Sox have agreed to terms on a three-year, $13-million contract with free agent relief pitcher Jesse Crain.
Crain, a 29-year-old right-hander, went 1-1 with a 3.04 ERA (23 ER/68.0 IP) and 62 strikeouts in 71 appearances with Minnesota in 2010. He compiled a 0.28 ERA (1 ER/31.2 IP) in 35 games from June 10-August 31, including a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless appearances (20.0 IP) from June 12-August 4.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder tied for eighth in the American League with a career-high 21 holds and ranked ninth in appearances. He limited opponents to a .215 (53-247) average, including a .228 (33-145) mark by right-handers and a .196 (20-102) mark by lefties, and allowed just 23.1 percent (9-39) of inherited runners to score.
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