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Updated: December 15th, 2010 9:45pm
Crain reportedly agrees to terms with division rival White Sox

Crain reportedly agrees to terms with division rival White Sox

by Phil Mackey
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Shortly after seeing Matt Guerrier agree to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Minnesota Twins kissed another reliever goodbye.

To the Twins' biggest rival.

Per Peter Gammons, Jesse Crain agreed to a three-year contract with the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Terms of the deal were not yet known.

In seven seasons with the Twins, Crain -- who at times has looked dominant, while at other times looking lost -- posted a 3.42 ERA, 4.04 FIP, 264 strikeouts and 141 walks in 382 innings.

In 2010, Crain emerged as the Twins' best relief pitcher down the stretch, posting a 0.92 ERA with 48 strikeouts, 21 walks and just 27 hits allowed in 49 innings from May 20 to September 20.

Because Crain was a Type-B free agent who turned down arbitration, the Twins will receive a draft pick from the White Sox.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Jesse Crain, Matt Guerrier