This will be the third rehab start for the right-hander, who has struck out 12 and allowed five runs (one earned) over eight innings in his first two outings. Gray only started three games this season before suffering the stress fracture in his left foot, racking up an ERA of 4.38 in 12.1 innings posting an ERA of 4.61 in 29 starts in 2016.
Gray (foot) threw 74 pitches in Monday's rehab start with Triple-A Albuquerque, giving up five runs (one earned) while striking out seven in 4.1 innings pitched.
It was less than exciting to see Gray serve up two home runs against Triple-A hitters, but the seven strikeouts certainly suggest that the Rockies' ace is nearly back to his previous form. He's expected to make one more rehab start before returning to the Rockies' rotation, meaning that he could be back in full just before the end of the month.
Gray (foot) allowed four hits over four scoreless innings in his first rehab start with High-A Lancaster on Wednesday. He struck out five batters and issued one walk.
Two months to the day after his placement on the DL with a stress fracture in his foot, Gray was back on the bump in a competitive setting, firing 55 pitches against minor-league hitters. He will presumably need to build up to at least 80 or 90 pitches, meaning Gray will likely need at least two additional rehab starts to prepare for a return to the major-league rotation. Gray turned in a 4.61 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 185 strikeouts in 168 innings as a 24-year-old last season.
Gray (foot) will make his first rehab start Wednesday with High-A Lancaster, Patrick Saunders of MLB.com reports.
Gray recently threw 36 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday while also fielding groundballs and throwing to bases during his rehab. The right-hander has been out for almost two months now, and will likely participate in two or three rehab starts until his arrival in Colorado.
Gray (foot) threw 36 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday and expects to throw another simulated game prior to embarking on a rehab assignment, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Harding also reports that Gray fielded groundballs and threw to bases, which bodes well for the health of his foot. However, the Rockies' ace said that he anticipates needing two rehab starts before returning, although the team may require three. This pushes his return date to the end of the month, which would ultimately culminate in over a two-month absence due to the issue. A firm timetable hasn't been released as of now, but don't expect Gray to return to the rotation for another couple weeks.
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