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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) will make around 20 throws from 60 feet and 15 from 75 feet on Wednesday.
Gray strained his lat on March 7. While he was initially expected to be shut down completely for three weeks, he received the all-clear to start a throwing program after undergoing his two-week check-up. Gray was making tosses from 60 and 75 feet on Tuesday and will do likewise on Wednesday. These are clear positive steps, but he is unlikely to make his regular-season debut until mid-April at the earliest. Mar 22 - 4:41 PM

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Sonny Gray (lat) has been cleared to resume a throwing program.

Gray was supposed to be shut down for three weeks after being diagnosed with a strained right lat, but he had an MRI at his two-week checkup and was given the go-ahead to throw from 75 feet Tuesday. That puts him ahead of schedule, meaning that he could return by mid-April if all goes well rather than the initial late-April projection. It's good news, but Gray remains a question mark after last year's performance and health struggles coupled with more issues this spring.
Mar 21 - 5:25 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) is hoping to gain clearance from Dr. Anthony Romeo on Monday to resume a throwing program.

Romero is known as a latissimus dorsi expert. Gray is only two weeks into his prescribed three-week shutdown period, so he's a little ahead of schedule. The righty has been receiving treatment and says he's felt pain-free for the last 10 days. If Gray does gain clearance to resume throwing, he could return in mid-April instead of late-April as initially expected.
Mar 19 - 2:44 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) said Sunday that he's feeling great after 13 days of treatment and not throwing.

Well, we would hope so. Gray will remain shut down for another week before trying to resume a throwing program. We're not going to know much about his progress until then.
Mar 19 - 1:05 PM

Sonny Gray will be shut down for the next three weeks due to a moderate lat strain.

That obviously rules him out for Opening Day and he could be in danger of missing much of April since he will basically have to restart his throwing program. Gray was pounded for seven earned runs in an ugly two-inning Cactus League start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. We can't recommend relying on him for the 2017 fantasy season given the health issues and his brutal 5.69 ERA from 2016. Gray finished third in the AL Cy Young Award balloting in 2015.
Mar 9 - 12:09 PM

Sonny Gray was pounded for seven earned runs in his two-inning Cactus League start Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.

Arizona pounced for five runs in the bottom of the first inning, punctuated by a three-run homer from Ketel Marte. Two more runs came in the bottom of the second. Gray was sharp in his Cactus League debut last Wednesday against the Padres, but this outing was a mess. He walked four and gave up five total hits, and he also threw three wild pitches. Not what you want to see from a guy who struggled to a 5.69 ERA in 2016.
Mar 7 - 6:49 PM

Sonny Gray allowed just one hit over two scoreless frames Wednesday in the Athletics' Cactus League loss to the Padres.

He notched four strikeouts and didn't walk anyone. Gray yielded a leadoff double to Travis Jankowski in the first inning but bounced back by fanning four of the last six batters he faced. The 5’10 right-hander looked noticeably worn down last year after throwing a combined 427 innings over his previous two seasons. Still just 27, Gray is an intriguing buy-low in all formats.
Mar 1 - 6:28 PM

Sonny Gray will not pitch for the United States in the World Baseball Classic because he was denied insurance coverage for the event.

Major League Baseball pushed for Gray to be covered, but he was denied based on his time on the disabled list last season. The Athletics probable won't complain, as the right-hander will now be with them for a full camp.
Feb 26 - 11:57 AM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Sonny Gray would be added to the Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic if the team makes it to the second round.

It was reported on Monday that Gray accepted an invitation to pitch for Team USA. The 27-year-old is coming off an injury-plagued year where he posted a 5.69 ERA over 22 starts, but he has stated in recent days that he's feeling much better. He could be a trade candidate if he bounces back early in the year.
Jan 31 - 3:54 PM

Sonny Gray has accepted an invitation to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

Gray, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, played for the U.S. National Team as a college amateur in 2009-10 and has often talked about how much he enjoyed the experience. Khris Davis (Mexico), John Axford (Canada), and Liam Hendriks (Australia) are the other A's currently committed to the 2017 WBC.
Jan 30 - 12:12 PM

Sonny Gray said Friday that he's worked with a personal trainer this offseason for the first time.

Does this qualify for Best Shape of His Life? Sure, why not. Gray also added that he's thrown a couple bullpen sessions and is feeling strong. The right-hander posted a very disappointing 5.69 ERA in 2016 and dealt with a forearm issue down the stretch, so he'll be looking to bounce back in 2017.
Jan 27 - 1:21 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros have "remained in contact with the Athletics on Sonny Gray."

Houston has been looking to add a front-line starter via trade since the offseason began. Gray did not pitch like a front-line guy in 2016 (5.69 ERA in 22 starts), but he was a legitimate ace from 2013-2015 and the 27-year-old right-hander is under contractual control through 2019. It's going to take a significant package of young talent to pluck him away from Oakland. Houston does have the talent to give, and an obvious rotation need.
Jan 16 - 1:09 PM

Athletics and RHP Sonny Gray avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.575 million contract.

It's a large raise for Gray in his first year of arbitration eligibility even after he held an ugly 5.69 ERA across 22 starts last season. The right-hander is a good bet to bounce back in 2017 if he can stay healthy.
Jan 13 - 1:10 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves have asked about the Athletics' Sonny Gray and the Rays' Chris Archer, in addition to Chris Sale with the White Sox.

The Braves have already signed veteran hurlers Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey to one-year deals, but they are aiming higher to land another arm as they move into their new stadium in 2017. Gray is coming off a disappointing and injury-riddled season, so this might not be the best time for the A's to trade him. He's also under team control for three more years via arbitration. Archer is signed for a very reasonable rate through 2019 with a pair of club options for 2020 and 2021.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 03:33:00 PM

In his return from the disabled list, Sonny Gray pitched a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Angels.

That's all that was expected of him tonight. Gray didn't have any problems afterwards, which has to make him feel a little better going into the offseason. Still, his trade value is way down from where it was a year ago.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 02:28:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
4Matt McBride
1B1Ryon Healy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
3Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
4Yairo Munoz
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
2Jaff Decker
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
3Alejandro De Aza
RF1Matt Joyce
2Matt Olson
DH1Yonder Alonso
2Mark Canha
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jharel Cotton
5Andrew Triggs
6Jesse Hahn
7Daniel Mengden
8Raul Alcantara
9Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3Santiago Casilla
4John Axford
5Ryan Dull
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Simon Castro
9Ross Detwiler