The Rays made an unusual move this afternoon, acquiring a pitching on the disabled list.
The Rays obtained righthanded reliever Jesse Crain of the White Sox for future considerations. Crain has not pitched since June 29 because of a shoulder strain.
The future considerations will be based on how much Crain can pitch.
The Red Sox, a source said, had interest in Crain until a setback last week. The team remains interested in righthanded relief help.
With Jose Veras (Astros to Tigers) and Scott Downs (Angels to Braves) being traded today, the relief market is popping.
The White Sox, meanwhile, are telling teams that they plan to retain starter Jake Peavy. That could well be posturing ahead of Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline.