On Sept. 23, Jesse Crain was finally activated and joined the Rays active roster, the club announced.
In between, Crain was dealing with a right shoulder strain. In fact, he hasn't pitched since June 29 due to the shoulder issue. The 32-year-old could actually end up being a huge weapon for the Rays in their last week of play and possibly the postseason, too.
Crain, an All-Star for the first time this season, has a 0.74 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 46 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings. He has 19 holds with just one blown save. He joins the likes of Jake McGee and Joel Peralta as part of the bridge to closer Fernando Rodney.