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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
57-50 5-5 W2
56-52 6-4 W2
54-53 5-5 L1
43-65 4-6 W1
43-66 3-7 W1

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 79 6 3 3.19 74 24

Top Sonny Gray News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Tagged with five runs

    Gray (4-2) yielded five runs on four hits and two walks over 4.2 innings against the Rangers on Friday. He took the loss and failed to record a strikeout.

    Gray worked four scoreless innings before unraveling in the fifth. He gave up three runs and was charged with two more after Corey Seager's three-run shot off of Caleb Thielbar. It was Gray's first start this season allowing more than three earned runs; the 32-year-old saw his ERA climb to 3.03 with a 54:16 K:BB across 12 starts. Gray is projected to face the White Sox at home next week.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Allows three runs in win

    Gray did not factor into the decision Saturday against the Orioles, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five and walking three over five innings.

    The Orioles got out to an early lead after Gray allowed three runners to cross the plate, but his offense would save him later as Baltimore came back to win the game. Gray threw 53 of 87 pitches for strikes across five frames. The Twins seem to be cautious with the righty as he has yet to surpass 100 pitches in a game and has thrown more than five innings four times in 11 appearances this season. Gray will take a 2.47 ERA into his next appearance.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Blanks Guardians for fourth win

    Gray (4-1) picked up the win Tuesday, scattering three hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings in an 11-1 rout of the Guardians. He struck out three.

    The right-hander wasn't dominant but was stingy with baserunners, and what action Cleveland did have on the basepaths mostly got erased by three double plays. The quality start was Gray's fourth of the year, and he'll take a 2.17 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 49:11 K:BB through 49.2 innings into his next outing.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Short start Wednesday

    Gray allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and no walks with four strikeouts in four-plus innings, taking a no-decision versus the Guardians on Wednesday.

    Gray limited the damage to a Steven Kwan RBI triple in the third, but the Guardians put together a three-run rally in the fifth to knock him out of the contest. This was Gray's second start back from a pectoral strain, but it was a step back in performance after he notched five scoreless innings in his return. The right-hander has posted a 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 46:10 K:BB across 42.2 innings in nine starts overall. He'll look to pitch deeper in his next start, tentatively set for a rematch with the Guardians next week in Cleveland.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Five scoreless in return

    Gray did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing zero runs on three hits and zero walks over five innings against the Mariners. He struck out three.

    Gray was reinstated from the 15-day injured list due to a pectoral injury ahead of Wednesday's contest and tossed five scoreless innings in his first start since May 29. The right-hander never allowed more than one baserunner in an inning and was able to work around a Taylor Trammell leadoff double in the third. After throwing 65 pitches to get through five inning, Gray was replaced by Griffin Jax in the top of the sixth with the game still scoreless. Across eight starts and 38.2 innings, Gray sports a 2.09 ERA with a 42:10 K:BB. His next start is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday's matchup with Cleveland.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Officially reinstated from IL

    Gray (pectoral) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's start against the Mariners.

    Gray has been sidelined since late May due to his right pectoral strain and didn't require a rehab assignment prior to rejoining the Twins' rotation. The right-hander threw 30 pitches in a simulated game Friday and is expected to be available to toss approximately four to six innings during Wednesday's start.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Returning from IL on Wednesday

    The Twins plan to activate Gray (pectoral) from the 15-day injured list to start Wednesday in Seattle, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Gray will be one of two top-of-the-rotation arms rejoining the Twins this week, as Joe Ryan (illness) will be activated from the COVID-19-related later Tuesday ahead of his scheduled outing against the Mariners. After landing on IL on June 2 with the right pectoral strain, Gray wasn't sent out on a minor-league rehab assignment, but he threw a 30-pitch simulated game Friday and should be able to give the Twins around four to six innings Wednesday.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Rejoining rotation next week

    Gray (pectoral) is slated to rejoin the Twins' rotation sometime next week, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Gray threw 25-to-30 pitches in a simulated game Friday and apparently felt good afterward, as he's been cleared to rejoin the major-league club. The Twins haven't yet indicated which day Gray will start next week, but the team will also get reinforcements to its rotation since Joe Ryan (illness) is expected to start Tuesday or Wednesday against the Mariners.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Set to throw extended bullpen

    Gray (pectoral) will throw an extended bullpen session Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Gray has been sidelined since late May due to a right pectoral strain, but he'll be attempt to handle an extended workload off a mound Friday. If the right-hander feels good following Friday's throwing session, it's possible that he'll be cleared to return to game action sometime next week.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Placed on injured list

    Gray was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right pectoral strain Thursday, retroactive to May 30, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Gray exited Sunday's start against the Royals due to a sore right pectoral, but he improved in recent days and played catch Wednesday. However, the right-hander will ultimately be forced to miss several turns through the rotation. It's a discouraging setback for the 32-year-old, who posted a 1.65 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 27.1 innings over five starts in May after returning from a hamstring injury. Yennier Cano was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul on Thursday, but it's not yet clear who will take Gray's place in the rotation.

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  • Twins' Sonny Gray: Plays catch, status uncertain

    Gray's pectoral soreness has improved and he played catch Wednesday, but manager Rocco Baldelli said the right-hander could still end up on the injured list, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Gray's progress since exiting Sunday's start indicates the injury isn't a serious concern, but the Twins may need to free up a roster spot given there's still some question marks with his availability a few days later. The 32-year-old may avoid the injured list if he shows significant improvement over the next couple days; however, Baldelli also said Minnesota "may end up having to make a decision that we don't really want to make in order to function better as a team."

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Nashville, TN
Age: 32
School: Vanderbilt
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: R, R