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Gray eager for World Baseball Classic

There was already plenty reason for the A's to keep close watch on their ace this spring, and now even more so, with Sonny Gray electing to participate in the World Baseball Classic.
8 days ago

Youthful A's rotation key to club's success in 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) A key to the Oakland Athletics' young and relatively inexperienced starting rotation will be to consistently get the ball to the bullpen with a lead or a tie. If that happens, a number of late-inning specialists figure to be able to close out games on a regular basis. ''It'll be fun but it will also be something that is going to have some people step up, including...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A's ace Sonny Gray ready to leave disappointing 2016 behind

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Sonny Gray is starting fresh, ready to be Oakland's reliable ace again. His forgettable 2016 season is behind him, and that's a positive thing considering last year began in frustration. Gray was scratched from his scheduled outing opening day because of food poisoning and never had the kind of season he envisioned as the leader of the rotation. Two stints...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Harper, Gray and Arbitration

We know that when it comes to sports, you love to hear words like “arbitration” and “settlements”. Over the weekend, you got to hear plenty of each. So what does it mean ahead of the 2017 season? What follows will attempt to answer the following questions: How big of a raise did that overrated Bryce Harper get from Washington? And, are we sure he’s not a Yankee yet?...
Via The Sports Post
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Ace Sonny Gray, catcher Stephen Vogt reach deals with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Right-hander Sonny Gray has reached a $3,575,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid arbitration. Also agreeing on deals Friday were catcher Stephen Vogt and right-hander Liam Hendriks. Gray entered 2016 with huge expectations as ace of the A's staff then was scratched from his start opening day with food poisoning. He first spent a stint...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Sonny Gray may be out for year with forearm issue

Not long ago, Sonny Gray was one of baseball’s brightest young pitchers. He has endured something of a lost season in 2016, however, and that season may have already come to an end. According to’s Jane Lee, Gray still isn’t throwing and may not return before season’s end. Sonny Gray is still shut down from throwing. No telling if he'll be able to pitch again this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Athletics place Gray on disabled list for 2nd time this year

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics placed right-hander Sonny Gray on the disabled list Sunday with a strained right forearm a day after he was pulled from his latest start. It's Gray's second stint on the DL this season. He strained his right trapezius muscle and was out from May 21-June 4. An All-Star in 2015, Gray has struggled most of the year following back-to-back...
Via Associated Press
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: A's likely to trade Sonny Gray before deadline

Teams in need of starting pitching probably should give Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics a call before Monday’s non-waiver deadline. There are no new specific deals linked to the A’s, but Oakland likely will trade right-hander Sonny Gray and “would definitely” deal left-hander Rich Hill after he recovers from his blister, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo...
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

A’s Expected To Be Sellers At Trade Deadline; Sonny Gray Available?

Is one of the Boston Red Sox’s most coveted pitchers for sale? The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline is just around the corner on Aug. 1, and the Oakland Athletics are likely to be sellers, as they sit in dead last in the American League West at 28-41. And the question now is whether the A’s are willing to part ways with Sonny Gray. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo...
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

A's place Sonny Gray on 15-day DL

The hits keep coming for the struggling Oakland Athletics. Just a few days after losing their top hitter from the early part of the season in Josh Reddick, the team placed ace starting pitcher Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list. #Athletics place RHP Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list (strained right trapezius); recall LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Nashville — #VoteGreenCollar...
Via Sportsnaut
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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