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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
Contract: view contract details
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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. Nov 15 - 3:33 PM

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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.
Sep 29 - 2:28 AM

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

Gray will start for the Athletics on Wednesday night against the Angels, though the outing is only expected to last an inning or two. He had been sidelined since early August with inflammation in his right forearm. This is simply about establishing his return to full health heading into the offseason (and then of course 2017). Gray will be eligible for salary arbitration for the first time in his career over the winter. He's sitting on a disappointing 5.74 ERA through 116 innings.
Sep 28 - 1:01 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) will start on Wednesday against the Angels.

Gray has been on the shelf since early August with inflammation in his right forearm, but he's been throwing off a mound for a couple weeks and is ready to test things out in a game. He's expected to go only 1-2 innings in the outing and can be safely avoided in fantasy leagues for the final week.
Sep 25 - 2:06 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) said he "threw everything I had and wasn’t holding back" in a 48-pitch live batting practice session Saturday.

A's manager Bob Melvin said of Gray that the "fit him in somewhere" this week provided that he feels fine Sunday. The skipped indicated that an appearance from Gray in the final week would be as a starter. Gray holds a 5.74 ERA in 116 innings this season and should be avoided in fantasy leagues this week, but it looks like the righty will be able to go into the winter feeling positive about his health.
Sep 25 - 12:56 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session on Saturday.

The right-hander has been sidelined since early August due to inflammation in his right forearm, but has yet to give up hope on a return this season. He could make a start in the final week of the season, though he's probably best avoided for fantasy purposes.
Sep 24 - 1:59 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) threw a 48-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

Gray is now scheduled to face live hitters over the weekend. He could make a start for the A's in the final week of the regular season, but the right-hander will be on a pitch count in that one and not worth using in a down-to-the-wire fantasy league. Gray, out since early August with forearm inflammation, holds an ugly 5.74 ERA in 116 innings this year.
Sep 20 - 7:23 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) is scheduled to throw 30 pitches in his bullpen session on Tuesday.

The Athletics haven't officially ruled him out for the year, but he won't be worth adding in fantasy leagues even if he manages to return. Gray has been out since early August with a muscle strain and inflammation in his forearm.
Sep 19 - 6:42 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) will throw another bullpen session Tuesday.

Gray has been on the shelf since early August with a muscle strain and inflammation in his forearm, but he's not giving up hope for a late-season return. However, given how poorly he pitched before being hurt, fantasy owners have no incentive to wait around for the righty.
Sep 18 - 2:01 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) threw from a distance of 120 feet on Monday.

It was his longest throwing distance since he landed on the disabled list August 6 with a muscle strain and inflammation in his forearm. Gray still hasn't stepped atop a mound yet however and might run out of time to make it back to the A's before the end of the season.
Sep 5 - 1:39 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) was able to play catch on Friday from a distance of up to 90 feet.

The right-hander indicating feeling good afterwards. He has been sidelined since August 6 due to a muscle strain and inflammation in his forearm. He still has his sights set on rejoining the A's rotation before the end of the season, though the club has no incentive to rush him back into action.
Sep 2 - 7:32 PM

Sonny Gray (forearm) played catch Sunday.

Gray has been sidelined since August 6 due to a muscle strain and inflammation in his right forearm, but he's starting to ramp things up again in hopes to rejoin the A's by the end of the season. It would be for peace of mind more than anything else, so don't expect a meaningful contribution even if it does happen.
Aug 29 - 7:21 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
4Yairo Munoz
3B1Ryon Healy
2Renato Nunez
3Jermaine Curtis
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
3Jaycob Brugman
4Jaff Decker
CF1Brett Eibner
2Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
2Matt Olson
3Andrew Lambo
DH1Stephen Vogt
2Max Muncy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Andrew Triggs
5Daniel Mengden
6Raul Alcantara
7Jharel Cotton
8Chris Bassitt
9Paul Blackburn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Dull
6Zach Neal
7Daniel Coulombe
8Dillon Overton
9Bobby Wahl
10Tyler Sturdevant
11Simon Castro