The White Sox will place Jesse Crain on the 15-day disabled list today with what's believed to be a subscapularis strain, the same injury that's kept John Danks on the shelf since late May. Crain hasn't pitched since June 23, so his DL stint will be retroactive to June 24.
To take Crain's place on the roster, the Sox are expected to call up righty Deunte Heath, who posted a 1.78 ERA with Triple-A Charlotte, mainly pitching out of the Knights' bullpen. In 42 13 innings, Heath has 46 strikeouts with 10 walks and three home runs allowed. He's never pitched in the majors before, but was already on the White Sox 40-man roster -- so the Sox maintain some flexibility, as their 40-man roster currently has 38 members on it.
In 22 23 innings, Crain struck out 28 with a 2.38 ERA. He issued only nine walks and allowed two home runs. The 31-year-old Crain is in the second year of a three-year, 13 million deal signed after the 2010 season.
The White Sox take on the Red Sox on Tuesday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.
Today’s starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana (2-6, 4.82 ERA) vs. Chris Sale (5-2, 2.34 ERA)
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