Jesse Crain, White Sox Have 3-Year Deal
The total value of Crain's deal is approximately $13 million, reported FOXSports.com Wednesday night.
Crain, a right-hander, has spent the past seven seasons with the division rival Minnesota Twins, almost all of them in middle relief. He has just three career saves.
He went 1-1 over 64 innings last season with a 3.04 ERA. The latter mark was his lowest in the ERA department over a full season since 2005, his first in the big leagues.
Crain's career year in terms of ERA coincided with a significant uptick in his strikeout rate. The Canadian native fanned 8.2 hitters per nine innings in 2010, the highest rate of his career, and something that surely attracted the attention of the White Sox brass.