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Sonny Gray | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (18) / OAK
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Sonny Gray (forearm) is slated to resume a throwing program this week.
Gray has been shut down for the last three weeks with a muscle strain and inflammation in his right forearm, but he's apparently experienced improvement of late. A return before the end of the season is possible but not a given, especially with the minor league season likely ending before Gray would be ready for a rehab assignment. He's posted a 5.74 ERA over 21 starts this season. Aug 28 - 1:24 PM

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Sonny Gray (elbow) said Monday that he hopes to pitch again this season, but that he's not ready to resume throwing.

And with the minor league season coming to an end in the first week of September, the potential for a return is looking more unrealistic by the minute. "I’m hoping; I’d like to get out there again," said Gray. "But I’m not ready to throw now. I know that even if they cleared me to throw when I go in there to talk to them, I’d be forcing it by going out there today." Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that Gray could potentially work toward coming back to throw in the bullpen for pregame work only, but it appears that his return to game action could have to wait until 2017. Assuming Gray is done, he'll finish the year with a brutal 5.74 ERA over 21 starts.
Aug 23 - 9:34 AM

A's manager Bob Melvin said that Sonny Gray (elbow) has not been ruled out for the season.

While Gray has yet to embark on a throwing program, the muscle strain and inflammation in his right forearm have begun to subside and the once-and-future ace has begun taking part in plyometric exercises. While Melvin isn't ruling him out completely, Gray would have to make sustained, rapid progress in his rehab to realistically be able to return before the end of the season.
Aug 17 - 10:42 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) may not return this season.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that Gray isn't close to resuming a throwing program, which is obviously bad news when there are only seven weeks left in the season. It's been an injury-shortened, awful season for the right-hander, as Gray has put up a 5.74 ERA over 21 starts.
Aug 14 - 2:30 PM

Sonny Gray was diagnosed with a muscle strain and inflammation in his right forearm.

Gray was placed on the disabled list over the weekend, but tests have ruled out any structural damage. "It’s a muscle strain with some inflammation, a little fluid at the top of the forearm," said Athletics manager Bob Melvin. "We’re not sure how long that’s going to be, but it’s nothing structural. Nothing structural that (suggests) you’d have to have surgery." There's no clear timetable for his return, but he has a chance to make it back and have some peace of mind going into the offseason.
Aug 9 - 8:30 AM

The Athletics are still awaiting MRI results on Sonny Gray's right forearm.

Gray was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with a right forearm strain. This year just keeps getting worse for the 26-year-old, who has a major league-worst (among qualified starters) 5.74 ERA over 21 starts. The A's will cross their fingers for now.
Aug 8 - 7:39 PM

Athletics placed RHP Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right extensor muscle.

More generally, it's a strained forearm he's dealing with. It's been a nightmarish season for Gray, who holds a 5.74 ERA over 21 starts and has made two trips to the DL. How long he'll be sidelined isn't known at this point.
Aug 7 - 1:04 PM

Sonny Gray left Saturday's game against the Cubs with soreness in his right extensor muscle.

That's a forearm injury for those of you who have no idea what an extensor muscle is (we had to Google it ourselves). Gray made it through five innings before exiting. He allowed five hits and two runs during that span while throwing 51 of his 72 pitches for strikes. It's unclear if he'll be able to make his next start Thursday against Baltimore. For now, consider him day-to-day.
Aug 6 - 6:36 PM

Sonny Gray was battered for seven runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings in Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Indians.

Oh dear. Gray's nightmare season continues. The Indians broke through for five runs in the third inning of Sunday's affair with Jason Kipnis' two-run single and Mike Napoli's two-run homer accounting for the majority of the damage. The Indians would score twice more in the fourth to drive Gray from the game. The 26-year-old right-hander probably would be a more highly rumored trade target if he was pitching better than his current 5.84 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. As is, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reported on Saturday that the A's have no plans to ship the struggling ace out of town. Assuming nothing changes on that front, Gray will limp into a home showdown with the Cubs next time he toes the rubber. Probably needless to say, it isn't the best match-up for Gray given his current state of affairs.
Jul 31 - 6:22 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Athletics will not trade Sonny Gray before Monday's trade deadline.

It was always considered a longshot that the right-hander would be moved at the deadline, but now it looks as though he will certainly remain an Athletic. His rotation-mate Rich Hill, however, looks increasingly likely to be moved despite his blister issues.
Jul 30 - 2:24 PM

Sonny Gray struck out eight while allowing three runs over six innings in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

It wasn't all good -- Gray still gave up two homers among his five hits allowed -- but the eight strikeouts were the most he's had in a single start this year. He's won two of his last three starts, but the right-hander still isn't himself, owning a 5.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through 19 starts overall. Gray will look to carry over some positive momentum when he takes on the Angels on Tuesday.
Jul 27 - 12:42 AM

Sonny Gray was destroyed in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Rays, yielding seven runs on nine hits over five innings.

With the loss, Gray fell to 4-9. The Rays would pounce on him for solitary runs in three of the first four innings before breaking through for four runs in the fifth inning. Gray struck out six without walking a batter. As far as disappointing seasons go, the ace right-hander's has to rank up there as one of the most unexpected. He will bring a 5.49 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 86/38 K/BB ratio (101 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Rangers in his next scheduled start.
Jul 22 - 3:22 AM

Sonny Gray scratched out a quality start in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday, allowing three runs on six hits over six innings of work.

Gray gave up a home run among his six hits, and he also walked four before exiting. Somewhat unbelievably, the win was his first since April 22. Gray is now 4-8 with a 5.12 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 17 starts. He'll try to make it a winning streak Thursday against the Rays.
Jul 16 - 9:19 PM

According to SB Nation's Michael Bradburn, several teams had scouts in attendance for Sonny Gray's start Wednesday against the Twins.

The Blue Jays, Royals, Orioles, Marlins, and Cardinals were all represented Wednesday at Target Field. It's possible a few of those teams were looking at Twins starter Ervin Santana, who is also said to be on the trading block, but Gray was obviously the main attraction. Gray hasn't been impressive this year (3-8, 5.16 ERA in 16 starts) but he's still just 26 and coming off an All-Star campaign in 2015. There should be plenty of suitors if the A's make him available.
Source: SB Nation
Jul 7 - 5:07 PM

Sonny Gray held the Twins to one run over six innings but took a loss on Wednesday.

Oakland's offense could manage only two hits (and zero runs) against Ervin Santana, who turned in his first shutout since 2012. Gray walked four and gave up six hits, but he also struck out five. He'll bring a 3-8 record and 5.16 ERA into the All-Star break.
Jul 6 - 4:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Danny Valencia
2Yonder Alonso
2B1Chad Pinder
2Max Muncy
3Arismendy Alcantara
4Tyler Ladendorf
5Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Ryon Healy
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
3Brett Eibner
CF1Coco Crisp
2Sam Fuld
RF1Jake Smolinski
2Andrew Lambo
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jesse Hahn
5Chris Bassitt
6Felix Doubront
7Henderson Alvarez
8Andrew Triggs
9Ross Detwiler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Dull
6Chris Smith
7Zach Neal
8J.B. Wendelken
9Daniel Coulombe
10Fernando Rodriguez
11Jarrod Parker