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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 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

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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

Sonny Gray yielded seven runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Pirates.

It was looking like a decent start for Gray until he hit Starling Marte with two outs and none on in the sixth. He went on to give up a walk, a single and a double, resulting in a three-run inning that pretty much ruined Oakland's chances tonight. Gray still seems like a solid bet for the second half, even if this was something of a setback tonight.
Jul 2 - 1:41 AM

Sonny Gray held the Angels to two runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision.

Anaheim won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning on a walkoff sac fly by Jefry Marte. Gray did his part, yielding just five singles, a double, and one walk while whiffing three. He continues to lower his inflated season ERA, from 5.20 to 5.03 in this one. Look for the right-hander to keep it rolling next time out against the Pirates.
Jun 26 - 7:16 PM

Sonny Gray pitched well in earning a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits over six innings.

Gray struck out seven and walked one on the evening. Since returning from the disabled list at the beginning of June, the ace right-hander has allowed two or fewer runs in three of four starts. He will look to continue to aid the erosion of his 5.20 ERA in a road date with the Angels in his next scheduled start.
Jun 22 - 1:47 AM

After going five scoreless, Sonny Gray gave up five runs in the sixth inning Wednesday in a no-decision against the Rangers.

It seemed pretty easy for Gray for most of the night, but then in the sixth, he gave up a homer and back-to-back doubles to start the frame. He bounced back to induce a groundout and a sac fly after a visit from the pitching coach, but a single and a homer followed, tying the game at 5. The one bad inning inflated his ERA, but it didn't change the fact that he's still throwing better now than he did before landing on the disabled list last month.
Jun 16 - 1:27 AM

Sonny Gray took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Reds on Friday but gave up two earned runs in the seventh to fall to 3-6 on the season.

Gray allowed a single to Tucker Barnhart with one out in the sixth to lose the no-hit bid. He finished with four strikeouts, one walk and two earned runs on five hits in 7 2/3 innings. The winning run scored on a wild pitch. Fantasy owners have been very disappointed with Gray's performance this year but perhaps this excellent start will turn the corner for him. Gray's ERA improves to 5.34 after starting the day at 5.77. Gray's biggest problem this year has been the longball, so it was nice to see him go into a ballpark known for giving up home runs without allowing any today.
Jun 10 - 10:45 PM

Sonny Gray fired five innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision versus the Astros.

It was a refreshing sight for Gray's fantasy owners, even though the Oakland bullpen blew his chance for a win. He struck out five and issued only one walk, with the one run coming on a Carlos Gomez solo shot in the bottom of the fifth. Gray's stay on the 15-day disabled list might ultimately do him good. He gets the Reds on the road next.
Jun 5 - 5:17 PM

Athletics activated RHP Sonny Gray from the 15-day disabled list.

Gray will be thrust back into the A's rotation on Sunday in Houston without making a rehab start, as the club needed someone to fill in for Rich Hill (groin). While it appears the strained trapezius muscle that forced Gray to the DL is no longer an issue, he's a sketchy fantasy play Sunday.
Jun 5 - 9:58 AM

Sonny Gray (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Sunday against the Astros.

He was scheduled to make a rehab start for High-A Stockton on Sunday but the Athletics needed someone to start in Rich Hill's place, so he'll head to Houston instead. Gray was placed on the disabled list with a strained trapezius last month. The 26-year-old has struggled to regain his All-Star form, contributing a brutal 6.19 ERA over his first nine starts.
Jun 4 - 2:39 PM

Sonny Gray (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start Sunday with High-A Stockton.

If it goes well, he should be cleared to return to the A's starting rotation June 10 against the Reds. Gray has been on the disabled list since May 21 with a strained right trapezius muscle. He had a rough 6.19 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in nine starts before the injury, so this is a wait-and-see situation for fantasy owners.
Jun 1 - 2:13 PM

Sonny Gray (shoulder) threw off a mound with hitters standing in the box on Tuesday.

Gray said he felt "free and easy" during the workout. He'll throw a bullpen session Thursday and then the A's will reevaluate the situation. There's been talk of Gray returning when first eligible on June 6, but it might be best for him to make a minor league rehab start. Look for an update Thursday evening.
May 31 - 7:07 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Danny Valencia
2Yonder Alonso
3Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Ryon Healy
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Coco Crisp
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
3Andrew Lambo
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Zach Neal
9Andrew Triggs
10Jarrod Parker
11Daniel Coulombe
12J.B. Wendelken