Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:34:28 -0800
Houston Astros RP Jesse Crain (calf) performed agility drills Tuesday, Feb. 25. "As far as where I am with my throwing program, it didn't affect any of that. That's a good thing and it's still a process, day-by-day thing and building my arm strength back up. Hopefully every day it's getting stronger, which it is," Crain said.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:16:52 -0800
Houston Astros RP Jesse Crain (calf) played catch Saturday, Feb. 22.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:48:42 -0800
Updating previous reports, Houston Astros RP Jesse Crain (calf) had an MRI confirm a strained right calf.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:52:04 -0800
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros RP Jesse Crain (calf) is wearing a walking boot but is not too concerned about his strained calf. The results of the MRI on his calf are expected to be ready Thursday, Feb. 20.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:40:21 -0800
Houston Astros RP Jesse Crain (calf, biceps) suffered a strained right calf Tuesday, Feb. 18, while doing exercises in the gym. He'll undergo an MRI. Crain is coming off of offseason biceps surgery.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:04:43 -0800
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said RPs Jesse Crain, Chad Qualls and Matt Albers will be considered for closer this year, along with RP Joshua Fields. The team would ideally prefer to have one closer, but it may not be that way to start the year. Experience-wise, Qualls may have a leg up. Porter wants his closer to be able to induce weak groundballs, as well.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:01:01 -0800
Houston Astros RP Jesse Crain (biceps) threw off flat ground from 60 feet Saturday, Feb. 15, and still hopes to be ready to pitch in games in April. "(Throwing off) the mound is probably a couple of weeks away," he said. "You've got to get your arm strength up. … I need to get out to 120 feet at least to feel comfortable arm strength-wise to throw off the mound. Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks I'll reach that point."
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:49:02 -0800
Houston Astros RP Jesse Crain (biceps, shoulder) said his throwing session Monday, Feb. 3, went well. He is not expected to throw off a mound for a few more weeks.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:17:53 -0800
Houston Astros RP Jesse Crain (biceps) said Saturday, Feb. 1, that he is unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season. He will throw Monday, Feb. 3, for the first time since surgery on his right biceps in October. "That would be a huge bonus if I was ready (for the start of the season)," Crain said. "I'm not planning on that. I would be surprised if I was ready by then." Crain said a best-case scenario would be to pitch in a couple of spring games nad only miss a couple weeks of the regular season.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:15:51 -0800
Houston Astros RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) will start throwing again in the next couple weeks after dealing with a shoulder injury. There is no timetable for when he will be ready.