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Twins' Sonny Gray: Sticking in Minnesota for '23
Minnesota exercised Gray's (hamstring) $12.5 million club option for 2023 on Sunday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
Gray finished the 2022 season on the injured list, but he put together a solid campaign, posting a 3.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with a 117:36 K:BB across 119.2 frames. He'll serve as the Twins' top rotation arm heading into 2023, barring any major additions this winter.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Lands on injured list
Gray was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a right hamstring strain.
The veteran right-hander surrendered four earned runs over two frames before he exited Monday's start in Kansas City with the injury. Gray spent time on the shelf with a strain of the same hamstring early in the season, and he aggravated the issue in early September before he departed Monday's contest. He'll be eligible to return for the final game of the regular season Oct. 5, but with the Twins seven games back of a playoff spot, he's likely to be shut down for the year.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Dealing with hamstring tightness
Gray left Monday's game against the Guardians after two innings due to right hamstring tightness, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He was charged with four earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out before departing.
The veteran right-hander should be considered day-to-day until the Twins provide further updates. However, because Gray has already contended with this same injury earlier this season, it's fair to wonder whether he'll be ready to make his next scheduled start this weekend against the Angels.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Lifted with apparent injury
Gray was removed after two innings in his start Monday against the Guardians with an apparent injury, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. He was charged with four earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one.
Gray departed with the Twins trailing 4-0, so he'll be on the hook for the loss unless Minnesota mounts a comeback. The greater concern is what prompted Gray's early exit, though it's almost certainly injury-related, as Park notes that the right-hander's fastball velocity was down about 1.7 miles per hour from his season-long average. Ronny Henriquez was summoned from the bullpen to replace Gray and could be a candidate to pick up a spot start Saturday against the Angels if Gray isn't ready to go for his next turn through the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Stifles Royals in win
Gray (8-4) earned the win Wednesday without allowing a run on three hits and one walk over seven innings against the Royals. He struck out eight.
Gray surrendered only one extra-base hit during his outstanding performance in the form of a double off the bat of Bobby Witt. The righty has been great in his last 10 starts, recording a 1.98 ERA over 54.2 innings. In addition, the 32-year-old has pitched six innings or more in four of his last six starts.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Effective in no-decision
Gray allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven in six innings in a 4-3 win Thursday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.
Miguel Andujar took Gray deep for a two-run shot in the second inning to account for the scoring against Gray. All the other hits he allowed were singles with only one runner reaching scoring position. He's allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his nine starts in the second half and has a 2.27 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 51:17 K:BB in 47.2 innings in that span. His next start will likely be in the middle of next week against Kansas City.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Cleared for Thursday
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli confirmed that Gray (hamstring) will start Thursday's series finale against the Yankees, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Yankee Stadium was often a house of horrors for Gray during his time with New York in 2017 and 2018, but he won't be pushed off the road start against his former team after he checked out fine following his bullpen session Tuesday. Gray departed from his most recent start last Friday against the White Sox due to a tight right hamstring, but he shouldn't face any restrictions with his pitch count when he takes the mound Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Start pushed to Thursday
Gray (hamstring) is expected to throw a bullpen session Tuesday and is lined up to make his next start Thursday versus the Yankees, Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Gray was originally expected to start Wednesday against New York, but he'll have his outing pushed back a day after his bullpen session was moved from Monday to Tuesday. The right-hander left his last outing Friday versus the White Sox early with right hamstring tightness, but he appears on track to avoid a trip to the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Set for bullpen session
Gray (hamstring) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday in New York, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
If his sore right hamstring responds well to the throwing workout, Gray should get the green light to make his next turn through the rotation Wednesday against the Yankees. He was lifted after four innings during his last outing Friday versus the White Sox when his hamstring began to act up.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Departs with hamstring injury
Gray was removed from Friday's start against the White Sox due to right hamstring tightness, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Gray appeared to grab his hamstring in the bottom of the third inning Friday and came back out for the fourth, but he struggled prior to exiting the game. Prior to his departure, he allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two in four innings. It's not yet clear whether he'll be forced to miss additional time, but he tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against the Yankees on Wednesday if he's deemed healthy enough to make his next turn through the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Wild in no-decision
Gray allowed a run on one hit, four walks and a hit batter while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision versus the Giants on Saturday.
Gray didn't give the Giants much to hit, throwing just 53 of 90 pitches for strikes. They failed to take advantage, picking up just one run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. Gray has walked four or more batters three times in 20 starts this year, so it was an unusual lack of command for the right-hander. The 32-year-old has a 3.04 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 99:32 K:BB through 100.2 innings this season. He'll remain in search of his eighth win heading into next week's projected road start versus the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Suffers loss despite quality start
Gray (7-4) took the loss Monday, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk over six innings against the Rangers. He struck out six.
The veteran was effective Monday but could not earn the win as the Twins only mustered one run behind him on the night. Gray has now thrown five or more innings with two or fewer runs allowed in five of his last six starts and owns a strong 3.10 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season, both his best since 2019. He will look to get back in the win column in his next scheduled start, which is lined up to be against the White Sox this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Strikes out 10 in win
Gray (7-3) allowed three hits and a walk while striking out 10 over six shutout innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Royals.
Gray racked up double-digit strikeouts for just the second time this season. It was also his sixth start out of 18 without allowing the opponent to score. The right-hander hadn't completed six frames in any of his last three starts, but he was able to take advantage of a favorable matchup. Gray owns a 3.11 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 89:27 K:BB through 89.2 innings this season. He's projected for two starts next week if the Twins' rotation stays on turn -- the first lines up as a home outing versus the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Can't complete five innings
Gray did not factor in the decision against the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out five batters.
Gray gave up a pair of runs in the second inning but was staked to a lead when Minnesota scored four times between the third and fifth frames. The veteran right-hander couldn't capitalize on the support, however, surrendering two runs in the bottom of the fifth before getting pulled with two outs. It was the first time Gray has failed to complete five innings in four starts and also marked the first time he's given up more than one run over that stretch. His 3.33 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season are solid, but Gray is on pace to strike out less than a batter an inning for the first time since 2018.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Walks five in no-decision
Gray allowed a hit and five walks while striking out five in five scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Gray was a bit generous with the free passes -- he's walked three or more batters only three times in 16 starts this year. The Blue Jays weren't able to capitalize against the right-hander, but he was denied a chance at the win after reliever Emilio Pagan was tagged for three runs in the sixth inning. Gray has allowed just two runs across 16 innings in three starts since the All-Star break. For the season, he owns a 3.19 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 74:24 K:BB across 79 frames. He'll need to show better control in his next start, which is tentatively projected to be a road start versus the Dodgers next week.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Strikes out five in win
Gray (6-3) earned the win during Saturday's 7-4 victory over San Diego, allowing one run on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts in five innings.
Gray faced four batters in each of his five frames to earn his second straight win, with the lone run coming on a Manny Machado solo shot in the third inning. The 32-year-old Gray has surrendered two runs in 11 innings across his last two turns compared to 14 runs in 13.1 innings across his first three starts of July. Gray takes a 3.41 ERA and 1.11 WHIP into his next start, scheduled to come midweek against Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Stifles Tigers in win
Gray (5-3) earned the victory Sunday in Detroit, striking out seven in six innings while allowing a run on two hits, a walk and a hit batsman.
Gray retired the first 10 batters he faced and then ran into a little bit of trouble in the fourth when a hit-by-pitch, a walk and a single led to Detroit's lone run. He returned to form after that and retired seven of the last eight batters he faced. After starting the season with a 2.17 ERA through his first 10 starts, the 32-year-old struggled in his first three starts in July, allowing 14 runs in 13.1 innings while posting an 8:6 K:BB. Sunday's start was a step in the right direction, and his seven strikeouts were his most since May 24. The Tigers have not fared well against Gray this season as he's allowed one run on six hits in 13 innings while fanning 17.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Sonny Gray: Struggles continue Thursday
Gray (4-3) took the loss against the White Sox on Thursday, allowing six runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three batters over 3.2 innings.
Gray gave up a pair of first-inning runs and then served up a grand slam to Luis Robert in the fourth. All told, he surrendered season-worst marks of nine hits and six runs. The veteran hurler had a 2.17 ERA following a seven-inning quality start June 27, but he's faded badly in July. Over three starts this month, Gray has posted a 9.45 ERA and 1.88 WHIP across 13.1 frames. His season ERA has consequently shot up to 3.71.... See More ... See Less
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