Gray gave up one run on seven hits and two walks over 4.2 innings Wednesday at Pittsburgh. He had five strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The 31-year-old surrendered a season-high seven hits, but he was able to limit the damage to a single run since none went for extra bases. Gray has a 3.55 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 36:12 K:BB through 25.1 innings (five starts) in 2021.
With Sunday's rainout against Cleveland, the Reds will push every starting pitcher back a day this week, including Gray from Tuesday to Wednesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
While this means that Gray will get only one start this week at Pittsburgh, it also means that he'll avoid his scheduled start at Coors Field on Sunday, instead going the next day at home against the Giants a week from Monday.
Gray allowed only two hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings during Wednesday's extra-inning win over the White Sox. He had eight strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The teams combined for only seven hits on the afternoon, as the 31-year-old and counterpart Dallas Keuchel each delivered seven scoreless innings. Gray issued multiple walks for the fourth straight start to open the season, but he completed six innings for the first time and has 19 strikeouts in his last two outings.
Gray (0-2) was tagged with the loss Wednesday against the Dodgers after giving up two runs on four hits and three walks while fanning 11 across 5.2 innings.
Gray might have suffered his second loss of the season, but he had a strong outing against one of the best offenses in the National League while fanning a season-high 11 batters and finishing an out shy of what would've been his first quality start of the campaign. Gray has a 5.93 ERA through his first three starts of 2021, but this outing was clearly a step in the right direction for the 31-year-old right-hander. He's slated to take the ball next week at home against the White Sox.
Gray (0-1) took the loss against St. Louis on Friday, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six over 3.2 innings.
Gray's second outing of the campaign did not go well, as the right-hander failed to get out of the fourth inning. The bulk of the damage against Gray came in the third, when St. Louis tallied four runs on two doubles and three singles. The veteran did rack up six strikeouts for the second straight outing, but that was about the only positive in an otherwise forgettable appearance. Gray will look to bounce back in a tough road matchup against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Gray threw 4.1 innings and did not factor in the decision against Cleveland on Saturday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six.
After missing the beginning portion of the season due to back spasms, Gray was activated Saturday and was able to throw 71 pitches (45 strikes) in his first start. He looked sharp early on before yielding a single run in both the third and fourth innings. The right-hander struck out six and kept the Reds close in a game they ultimately pulled out by a run. Assuming his back issue is now a thing of the past, Gray next lines up for a road start at St. Louis on Friday.
Gray (back) was officially activated from the 10-day injured list as expected Saturday ahead of his scheduled start against Cleveland.
Gray was diagnosed with back spasms in mid-March. He was expected to miss a couple of turns in the rotation but wasn't thought to be at risk of missing a significant portion of the season, and that's indeed what wound up happening. He isn't expected to be on a pitch count for his first start of the year.
Gray (back) will start Saturday's game against Cleveland, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Gray will make his season debut for the second game of the series against Cleveland after he missed the start of the year due to back spasms. The right-hander threw a successful simulated game Saturday and isn't expected to have a pitch count during Saturday's start, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Manager David Bell said Gray (back) is healthy and expected to start Friday or Saturday against Cleveland, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
The 31-year-old completed a simulated game last weekend and is now poised to make his season debut toward the end of the week. Gray was shut down for a few days in mid-March with back spasms, delaying his start to the season by two weeks.
Gray (back) threw a successful simulated game Saturday and is expected to start for the Reds at some point next week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Gray has been sidelined since mid-March due to back spasms, but his simulated game was his final hurdle prior to returning to game action. Manager David Bell didn't specify which game Gray would start next week, but Gray could line up to start at home against Cleveland on normal rest Friday.
Gray (back) is slated to throw a simulated game Saturday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Gray has been dealing with a back injury since March 14, but Saturday's sim game marks his final hurdle before he's able to return to game action. If his throwing session Saturday goes well, manager David Bell said that Gray could make his season debut at home against Cleveland on Friday.
Gray (back) felt healthy in a 60-pitch start Monday at Cincinnati's alternate training site, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Gray has been on the mend since March 14 due to a back issue, but he continues to make steady progress in his rehab. He'll be eligible to come off the injured list as early as mid-April, though the Reds have yet to announce when the right-hander will return to make his 2021 debut.
Gray (back) has been placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to March 29.
Gray dealt with back spasms during camp, but he hopes to build up his pitch count over the next two weeks. According to Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gray tossed 43 pitches in an intrasquad game Wednesday, so he may only need to complete one or two more outings at the Reds' alternate site before getting the green light for his 2021 debut. Jeff Hoffman and Jose De Leon will join Cincinnati's rotation to begin the year with Gray and Michael Lorenzen (shoulder) sidelined.
Gray (back) will pitch a couple of innings in an intrasquad scrimmage Wednesday and could miss only two starts to begin the season, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Gray is hoping to build up his pitch count over the next two weeks. "I think we're in a good spot," Gray said. "I've got to get in games. I've got to get my pitch count built up. Where that pitch count is, I can't sit here right now and say I want to get through 100 pitches."
Gray (back) felt good after throwing about 30 pitches in a simulated game Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 31-year-old continues to progress after being shut down for a few days in mid-March with back spasms, and the fact he's working against live hitters is a good sign. Gray isn't expected to be available for the start of the season, but he may only miss one or two turns through the rotation as he builds up to a starter's workload.
Gray (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 31-year-old tossed about 40 pitches during a bullpen session Tuesday, so he figures to continue ramping up his workload Friday. Gray returned to playing catch last week after being shut down for a few days with back spasms, and he appears to be progressing quickly through his throwing progression. The right-hander is expected to be unavailable for the first week of the season, but he may not miss additional time if he continues on his current trajectory.
Gray (back) will throw a side session Saturday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Gray has been dealing with back spasms recently, but he resumed playing catch Wednesday and will have another throwing session Saturday. The 31-year-old doesn't expect to be ready for the first week of the regular season, but he could join the rotation after missing only one or two turns if he remains on track in his recovery. A better timetable for Gray's return could be established once he's able to ramp up his throwing progression.
Gray (back) resumed playing catch Wednesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 31-year-old was shut down from throwing over the weekend due to back spasms, but he was only fully shut down for a few days, as expected. The delay is still expected to prevent Gray from being available for the start of the season, though he could join the rotation after missing only one or two turns. The right-hander's outlook will remain a bit murky until he begins ramping up his throwing progression.
Gray doesn't expect to be ready for the first week of the season due to back spasms, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 31-year-old hasn't pitched in a Cactus League game since March 4 and won't pick up a ball for three or four days, though he could apparently return to spring games sometime next week. Gray indicated he could be game ready for the opening series of the season against the Cardinals, but he'd likely only be stretched out to three innings. The right-hander doesn't sound overly concerned about the injury but would rather have a brief delay to his start of the season rather than risk a longer absence later on.
Gray will be shut down from throwing for 3-to-4 days after he was diagnosed Sunday with mid-back spasms, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Gray described the back spasms as a recurring issue, so the Reds will let him take the next few days off with the hope that the respite will help resolve the matter. The right-hander said he expects that the shutdown period will put him behind the Reds' other starting pitchers about a week, which could result in beginning the season on the 10-day injured list. That said, Gray likely wouldn't miss more than one or two turns through the rotation, so fantasy managers shouldn't push him too far down their draft boards as a result of the injury.
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|05/12||@ PIT||W 5-1||4.2||7||1||2||5|
|05/05||vs CHW||W 1-0||7.0||2||0||2||8|
|04/28||@ LAD||L 0-8||1||5.2||4||2||3||11|
|04/23||@ STL||L 4-5||1||3.2||6||5||3||6|
|04/17||vs CLE||W 3-2||4.1||6||2||2||6|
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|2012||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||1||10||9.00||2.750|
|2013||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||118.1||20||20||1||10||7||0||118||39||117||3.43||1.321|