Crain nearing return to White Sox 'pen

Crain nearing return to White Sox 'pen

Crain nearing return to White Sox 'pen
KANSAS CITY -- Jesse Crain went through two throwing sessions on Friday as he moves closer to a return to the White Sox bullpen.

Crain threw up to 120 feet, took a 15-minute break and did some sprints before throwing from 100 feet. His ideal goal is throw a bullpen session on Sunday and then go on a Minor League rehab assignment to test the right shoulder strain that put him on the disabled list on July 4.

If all goes well in that scenario, Crain could return to face the Twins at home beginning July 23.

"I felt good. A lot better than last week," Crain said. "So it's now just going to be building up the arm strength for throwing, because I've taken a week off. I think that was pretty necessary to do, because it had gotten nowhere in those 12 days previously."