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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 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

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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

Sonny Gray (shoulder) is expected to throw off a mound on Saturday.

He played catch without any issues on Thursday and indicated Friday that his trapezius was feeling much better. A's manager Bob Melvin was unsure how many bullpens Gray would need before being cleared for a minor league rehab start, but it sounds like he could potentially be ready to return around when he's first eligible on June 6.
May 27 - 7:39 PM

Sonny Gray (shoulder) played catch on Thursday.

It's the first time he's done that since going on the disabled list with a strained trapezius. Gray hasn't looked right all year. In nine starts, he holds a 6.19 ERA to go with an equally embarrassing 1.65 WHIP. Gray is eligible to come off the disabled list on June 6, though he might need more time.
May 26 - 6:40 PM

Athletics placed RHP Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a strained right trapezius.

Something certainly seemed to be amiss with Gray given his 6.19 ERA through nine starts, so the DL isn't terribly surprising. He's been given a cortisone shot and is hoping to return when first eligible. The A's might be forced to give Eric Surkamp another shot with Gray going down.
May 22 - 12:57 PM

Sonny Gray lasted just 3 1/3 innings and allowed five runs -- four earned -- in a loss to the Yankees on Friday.

Gray was a complete mess in this one, walking four and throwing three wild pitches. Just 53 of his 98 pitches were strikes. His walk rate had already been up this year, but he still had never been nearly this wild in his previous starts. The A's have to hope it's just a blip and not a hint of physical problems.
May 21 - 2:02 AM

Sonny Gray continued his early-season struggles in Sunday's no-decision against Rays, surrendering three home runs and six total runs (three earned) over 5 2/3 innings in his team's 7-6 win.

Gray struck out four and walked two on the afternoon. Brandon Guyer popped him for a solo home run in the first inning, then did considerably more damage in the second with a three-run shot. Evan Longoria would hit the Rays' third homer off Gray with a solo dinger in the fifth. The ace right-hander's 2016 campaign has been a bit of a rocky one and he now holds an unsightly 5.84 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 38/20 K/BB ratio over eight starts (42 2/3 innings). Those in fantasy leagues with restless Gray owners would do well to poke around to see if a buy-low trade could be worked out. He will try to begin the process of normalizing his wacky numbers when he does battle with the Yankees in Oakland next time out.
May 15 - 4:20 PM

Per the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser, Sonny Gray indicated that he "felt great" in a Wednesday bullpen.

Gray isn't dealing with an injury -- just extreme ineffectiveness. In his last three starts (covering 11 2/3 innings), the ace right-hander has surrendered 18 runs. Following Wednesday's bullpen, he said that he is focusing on keeping the ball down in the zone. We will see if he is able to return to form against the Rays in his next scheduled start.
May 11 - 4:12 PM

Sonny Gray was roughed up for seven runs across just 3 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

The Red Sox managed one run on a wild pitch in the first three innings, but the flood gates opened after that. Gray allowed eight hits -- including five doubles -- while walking two on the night and striking out two, needing 75 pitches to cover the 3 2/3 frames. The righty has given up seven runs in consecutive outings and yielded four runs over two frames in his outing prior to that, watching his ERA go from 2.73 to 6.00. Gray will try to get back on track this weekend in Tampa.
May 9 - 11:15 PM

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2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
3Arismendy Alcantara
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
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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
8Jarrod Parker