Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray suffered a broken thumb while fielding a ball in the last game of the 2013 ALDS.
Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray who took the loss in Game 5 of the ALDS against Detroit broke his thumb during the game on Thursday night according to Joe Stiglich of Comcast Sports California. He will have an MRI on Friday.
Gray pitched five innings allowing three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three in the losing effort. Stiglich does not specify when the injury occurred but describes it as a "hard comebacker" which Gray fielded. If that is accurate it is likely that Gray injured his thumb in the fifth inning when he fielded a hard-hit one-hop grounder off the bat of Prince Fielder for the final out of the inning. Gray was unable to come up with the ball cleanly knocking down before throwing to first to end the inning.