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Sonny Gray | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 (lat) yielded two hits over six shutout innings Thursday in a rehab start for Triple-A Nashville.
He struck out seven and didn't walk anyone while throwing 54 of his 77 pitches for strikes. Gray couldn't haven't asked for a better performance in his second rehab start and looks ready to rejoin Oakland's starting rotation. Gray is coming off a down year in 2016 but holds an impressive 3.42 ERA for his career. Apr 27 - 10:05 PM

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Sonny Gray (lat) will make his next rehab start at Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.

Gray was terrific in his first outing Saturday at High-A Stockton, allowing only one hit while striking out six over five scoreless innings. He threw 47 pitches in that start and will get his pitch count up to 75 Thursday. Assuming everything goes well, Gray will rejoin the A's rotation after that.
Apr 23 - 2:29 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) yielded just one hit while striking out six over five scoreless innings in his first rehab start with High-A Stockton on Saturday.

Gray didn't walk anyone, throwing 34 of his 47 pitches for strikes. The veteran right-hander had been slated for one more rehab outing before being activated, but Saturday's showing was so good that it's possible the A's could go ahead and stick him back into the rotation later this week. Gray is a worthy stash in fantasy leagues where he's still available.
Apr 23 - 9:03 AM

Sonny Gray (lat) is scheduled to make his first rehab start Saturday with High-A Stockton.

Gray was given clearance for a minor league rehab assignment after pitching three good innings Monday in an extended spring training game. He'll throw 45-60 pitches on Saturday and could join the A's rotation after one more outing if everything goes smoothly. The right-hander was placed on the disabled list just before Opening Day with a strained lat.
Apr 18 - 7:20 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) reported feeling strong Tuesday after throwing three innings in an extended spring training game Monday in Arizona.

"It was a really good day," said Gray, who threw his entire arsenal and had good velocity readings on his fastball. The next step could be a minor league rehab assignment. He's on track to join the Oakland rotation around late April or early May.
Apr 18 - 6:37 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) will throw a three-inning simulated game Monday in Arizona.

Gray will throw either three innings or 45 pitches, whichever comes first. If that goes well, he'll then advance to a minor league rehab assignment. Gray threw two sets of 15 pitches with hitters standing in during Thursday's bullpen session. He's been recovering from a strained alt he suffered early in spring training.
Apr 13 - 6:17 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) will throw to hitters on Thursday.

Gray was cleared after making it through a bullpen session Monday with no issues with his lat muscle. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Gray will throw two sets of 15 pitches to hitter on Thursday. The A's will likely want him to go out on a brief minor league rehab assignment, but he has a chance to make his season debut by the end of the month.
Apr 10 - 1:50 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) will throw an "extended" bullpen session on Monday.

Gray has a few hurdles left to clear—he still hasn't faced hitters yet and can probably expect a short rehab assignment—but he seems to be making solid progress in his recovery from a strained lat. Gray is hoping to rebound this year after putting up a dismal 5.69 ERA in 2016.
Apr 8 - 7:30 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Gray is steadily making his way back from a strained lat initially sustained in early March. On Tuesday, he tossed a 25-pitch bullpen without issue. He will throw another on Friday. Assuming that goes well, you can expect him to make one or two more bullpen showings before he progresses to live batting practice. Assuming no setbacks, a minor league rehab assignment would follow. A late April return is in play, here.
Apr 6 - 3:09 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) threw a successful 25-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

Gray used his entire arsenal and reported feeling strong. He'll throw another 2-3 bullpen sessions before advancing to live batting practice and then a minor league rehab assignment. The right-hander landed on the disabled list at the end of spring training after suffering a strained lat in early March. The hope is he'll be ready to join the A's rotation around late April.
Apr 4 - 7:21 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

It will be his first since he was shut down last month with a strained right lat. Gray resumed a throwing program a week earlier than initially expected, so he's a little ahead of schedule. Still, obviously there are multiple hoops to jump through here before we can talk about when he might rejoin the Athletics' rotation.
Apr 3 - 6:21 PM

Athletics placed RHP Sonny Gray on the 10-day disabled list with a strained lat.

Chris Bassitt, Daniel Mengden, Jake Smolinski and Joey Wendle will join him on the disabled list. Gray strained his lat about a month ago but has made good progress and could resume mound work soon. He's hoping to return by the end of April.
Apr 1 - 9:16 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) threw all his pitches on flat ground Saturday.

It's another step in the right direction for Gray, who is working his way back from a lat strain he suffered early on in spring training. Gray's next hurdle will be mound work. He's aiming to rejoin Oakland's rotation sometime in late April.
Apr 1 - 7:50 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) is scheduled to throw off of flat ground on Saturday.

Assuming all goes well, he'll likely progress to throwing off of a mound early in the week. The right-hander is still on track for a return in late April.
Apr 1 - 12:28 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) has been playing catch from 120 feet.

Gray was throwing from 105 feet earlier this week, so his arm strength is obviously improving. The A's still haven't laid out a plan for when he'll resume mound work. Even if Gray hits all his marks, the best he can probably hope for is a return in mid to late April.
Mar 30 - 9:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ryon Healy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
3Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Yonder Alonso
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jharel Cotton
5Andrew Triggs
6Jesse Hahn
7Daniel Mengden
8Chris Bassitt
9Cesar Valdez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sean Doolittle
3Ryan Madson
4Ryan Dull
5John Axford
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Frankie Montas
9Cesar Valdez