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Chris Ray | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics released RHP Chris Ray.
Ray latched on with the A's earlier this month after he was given his release by the Indians, but he's on the move again after being knocked around for four runs on four hits and six walks over just six innings. The 30-year-old right-hander used the out-clause in his contract. Thu, Jul 26, 2012 04:55:00 PM

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Athletics signed RHP Chris Ray.

Rays was cut loose by the Indians last week after posting a 2.75 ERA and 30/17 K/BB ratio over 36 Triple-A innings. He's been assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 02:26:00 PM

Indians released RHP Chris Ray.

The move clears a spot for Nick Hagadone on the Triple-A roster. Ray, 30, will look to latch on elsewhere as organizational depth.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 02:56:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Chris Ray to a minor league contract.

He also gets a spring training invite. Ray, who turned 30 on Thursday, posted a 4.68 ERA and 22/12 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings with the Mariners last season before being released in mid-August. He'll try to win a spot in the bullpen.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 03:26:00 PM

Mariners released RHP Chris Ray.

He was cleared to make room for the newly-signed Danny Hultzen on the 40-man roster. Ray, 29, has a 4.68 ERA and 22/12 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings this season. He was recently placed on the disabled list with an injury to his right latissimus dorsi muscle.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 12:58:00 AM

Mariners placed RHP Chris Ray on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 30, with a strained right shoulder latisimus dorsi.

The severity of the injury is not yet known, Ray, 29, has a 4.68 ERA and 22/12 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings this season. He has a 2.39 ERA over his last 22 appearances dating back to May 1.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 07:25:00 PM

Chris Ray gave up five runs in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss in relief Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Ray impressed in spring training to become the Mariners' primary setup man with David Aardsma out, but he's given up eight runs in 4 2/3 innings and he still hasn't struck out a batter this season. He might be DFA'd soon.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 07:06:00 PM

Chris Ray has earned a spot in Seattle's bullpen.

Ray fought through calf soreness this spring to post a 3.86 ERA in seven innings of work. He will operate in middle relief and won't carry much fantasy value.
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 11:33:00 AM

Chris Ray admitted Thursday that he still has some soreness in his left calf, but said he isn't concerned.

Ray threw a simulated game Wednesday, so this isn't completely unexpected. Still, he plans to move ahead with a bullpen session and a simulated game in preparation for returning to exhibition action.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 11:31:00 AM

Chris Ray (calf) threw a simulated game Wednesday.

Ray had been sidelined for about a week with soreness in his left calf. He reported feeling fine after Wednesday's workout and should get back to appearing in Cactus League games this weekend or early next week. The right-hander seems likely to earn a middle relief gig in Seattle's Opening Day bullpen.
Wed, Mar 9, 2011 09:37:00 PM

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said that Chris Ray has a chance to play a prominent role in the back of the bullpen.

Ray even turned down a major league deal from another club in order to join the Mariners on a minor league contract. "Chris is going to be given every shot to make this club," said Zduriencik. "Here's a guy that has closed games out at times and he's a veteran. He's bounced back now healthy." Brandon League figures to be the in-house favorite for saves if David Aardsma is forced to miss the beginning of the season after hip surgery, but remember that Ray has closing experience from his days with the Orioles. Finally healthy after Tommy John surgery, he is someone to watch during spring training.
Wed, Feb 9, 2011 01:19:00 PM

Mariners signed RHP Chris Ray to a minor league contract.

Ray, 29, was non-tendered by the Giants last month after posting a 4.13 ERA and 15/9 K/BB ratio over 24 innings with the club. He hasn't found his command since coming back from Tommy John surgery, but his velocity has been right around 94 mph over the past two seasons. He's well worth a gamble with a minor league deal.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 08:00:00 PM

Giants non-tendered RHP Chris Ray.

Ray, who turns 29 in January, posted a 4.13 ERA and 15/9 K/BB ratio over 24 innings after coming over from the Rangers in the Bengie Molina trade. That wasn't impressive enough to warrant a raise from the $975,000 he earned this past season.
Fri, Dec 3, 2010 12:15:00 AM

Giants activated RHP Chris Ray from the 15-day disabled list.

Ray missed the minimum 15 days with his intercostal strain. He'll resume working in the sixth and seventh innings.
Fri, Sep 3, 2010 04:18:00 PM

Chris Ray (intercostal strain) is expected to return from the disabled list on Friday, the first day that he is eligible.

Ray threw off a bullpen mound on Saturday for the first time since he was placed on the disabled list August 18 with a right intercostal strain. It went well, and he's likely to skip a minor league rehab assignment. Ray had a 5.40 ERA in 20 appearances with the Giants before the injury.
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 12:19:00 PM

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