The Chicago White Sox are getting two former Bowling Green Hot Rods players to complete the July trade that sent RHP Jesse Crain to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Crain was on the disabled list with shoulder tendonitis at the time of the trade and never pitched for the Rays. He became a free agent after the season ended.
The two players to be named later that the White Sox are getting are LHP Sean Bierman and SS Ben Kline.
Bierman pitched in 15 games for the 2012-13 Hot Rods, collectively going 6-5 with a 3.42 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 76.1 IP. He also pitched in five games for the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs this year.
Kline played in 19 games with the Hot Rods in 2012 and 2013, collectively hitting .281 with 12 RBI and 14 strikeouts. This year he also played in 19 High-A games and 11 short-season games.
Crain also played in the Midwest League, pitching in nine games for the 2002 Quad City River Bandits. He went 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA, one save and 11 strikeouts in 12 IP.