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Twins Give Crain Extension

The Twins and Jesse Crain have agree to a three year deal through 2009. At first glance, Crain's numbers are not worthy of a three year deal (4-5, 3.52 ERA,60 K). However, he pitched in 68 games with a low ERA, and ended his season with a 2-0 W-L, and a 0.38 ERA (23.2 IP). He proved that he can put solid innings together no matter where in the season, and could possibly see some time as a starter this year. He is still young, 25, and shows great potential after going 12-5 in 2005, and being able to keep his ERA down in 2006 with plenty of appearances.