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Sonny Gray | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Friday that he'd like to have Sonny Gray (illness) return to the rotation on Tuesday.
That way, the right-hander would be able to make two starts before the All-Star break. He had to have his last start skipped and required hospitalization due to a nasty bout of salmonella, but he seems to be doing much better now. Chris Bassitt will start in his place again on Sunday, so look for Gray to take Tuesday's series opener against the Yankees in New York. Jul 3 - 7:06 PM

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Sonny Gray (illness) is not expected to need a stint on the disabled list.

Gray has started to feel much better the last couple days after being knocked out for a while with a bout of salmonella. He should be ready to rejoin the Athletics' rotation early next week.
Jul 3 - 5:42 PM

Sonny Gray (illness) could be placed on the disabled list.

Gray has been released from the hospital after a nasty bout with salmonella, but he only resumed eating solid food on Thursday and is still weak. A backdated DL move would leave Gray eligible to return as soon as July 11, just before the All-Star break. Chris Bassitt will fill in for Gray again on Sunday.
Jul 3 - 1:26 PM

Athletics head trainer Nick Paparesta said Thursday that the cause of Sonny Gray's illness proved to be salmonella.

The right-hander missed his scheduled start on Tuesday and had to be hospitalized due to the severity of the illness. He's expected to make a full recovery and should be ready to rejoin the A's rotation at some point next week.
Jul 2 - 7:48 PM

Sonny Gray (illness) was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Gray had been hospitalized since Tuesday due to "severe gastroenteritis." Despite feeling better, there's no clear picture of when the right-hander might make his next start.
Jul 1 - 7:08 PM

Sonny Gray remains hospitalized due to "severe gastroenteritis," according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The illness has dragged on longer than expected, but it's possible Gray could be discharged later Wednesday or Thursday. His status for his next scheduled start on Sunday remains up in the air, so the A's are keeping Chris Bassitt around in case he's needed again.
Jul 1 - 2:23 PM

Sonny Gray remains hospitalized due to the flu.

Gray, who had to be scratched from Tuesday's scheduled outing, first started feeling under the weather Monday night and is still being taken care of. Athletics manager Bob Melvin did say the righty is feeling better, but it was too soon to tell when he'd be ready to start again.
Jun 30 - 7:27 PM

Sonny Gray was scratched from Tuesday's start against the Rockies due to illness.

He should be back to normal in the next couple of days. The A's are calling up Chris Bassitt to fill in.
Jun 30 - 2:47 PM

Sonny Gray has been scratched from Tuesday's start against the Rockies.

No word on the reason for the change. Chris Bassitt will be called up to start in his place.
Jun 30 - 2:27 PM

Sonny Gray yielded three runs in six innings, earning his ninth win on Thursday against the Rangers.

Gray was hit around in his previous start against the Angels and was remarkably human on Thursday as well, giving up nine hits and a walk while striking out seven. Mitch Moreland accounted for two of the three runs with a fifth-inning solo home run and a sixth-inning RBI single. Gray will continue his Cy Young-caliber campaign next week at home against the Rockies. He carries a 2.09 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP and a 97/26 K/BB ratio in 107 2/3 innings.
Jun 25 - 5:49 PM

Sonny Gray was charged with six runs (five earned) over six-plus innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.

Gray allowed two runs over the first six innings, but he was pulled after the first four batters reached against him to begin the seventh. All of them eventually came around to score against the A's bullpen, with the big blow coming on go-ahead grand slam from Albert Pujols. Gray's ERA jumped from 1.60 to 1.95, which is still best in the American League. He'll look for better results against the Rangers on the road next week.
Jun 20 - 2:27 PM

Sonny Gray pitched a great game in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Angels, striking out nine over 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

The one run against Gray wasn't earned, as a combination of events conspired against him in the fourth inning. Marcus Semien committed his 21st error of the season to allow Erick Aybar to reach base. Aybar then made his way to third thanks to a wild pitch and a passed ball before coming in to score on an Albert Pujols single. This voodooed sequence aside, Gray did what he does. He held the Angels to just five hits and improved his already stellar numbers, walking off the mound holding a 1.60 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 88/22 K/BB ratio. A home start against these Angels awaits him next Friday.
Jun 14 - 6:59 PM

Sonny Gray pitched well but was saddled with a tough-luck loss, giving up only two runs in six innings of work on Tuesday against the Rangers.

Gray allowed a run in the third inning on a Prince Fielder RBI single, then made a mistake to Mitch Moreland in the sixth that resulted in a solo home run. The Athletics weren't doing much to support him on the offensive side of things. Gray allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out six on the evening. He owns a terrific 1.74 ERA with a 0.95 WHIP and a 79/22 K/BB ratio over 88 innings. He'll visit the Angels in his next start.
Jun 10 - 1:13 AM

Sonny Gray was dominant again on Wednesday, allowing two hits over eight scoreless innings in beating the Tigers.

Gray has made 12 starts this season and allowed a total of 16 runs. There really isn't anyone in either league pitching better right now.
Jun 3 - 10:02 PM

Sonny Gray pitched eight innings of two-run ball to beat the Yankees on Friday.

It's the ninth time in 11 starts this season that Gray has allowed two runs or fewer. He's looking like a legitimate AL Cy Young contender with his 6-2 record and 1.82 ERA.
May 30 - 1:44 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Max Muncy
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Kendall Graveman
6Jarrod Parker
7Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Taylor Thompson
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Drew Pomeranz
10Pat Venditte