Gray (shoulder) and the Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6 million contract Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Gray won't be getting much of a raise compared to the $5.6 million he made last season, but that appears to be deserved based on his 2020 performance. In eight starts, he struggled to a 6.69 ERA, striking out just 12.6 percent of opposing batters. The Rockies will be looking for him to return to his 2019 form going forward, as he posted a 3.84 ERA while striking out a respectable 23.5 percent of opposing batters that season.
Gray (shoulder) was shut down for the year by the Rockies on Wednesday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Gray hit the injured list in early September with right shoulder inflammation. There hasn't been any indication that the diagnosis is worse than initial reports suggested, but he simply doesn't have time to build back up before the end of the year. He'll finish the campaign with a very poor 6.69 ERA and a strikeout rate that collapsed to 12.6 percent, barely more than half of his 23.5 percent mark from 2019.
Gray was placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Sept. 2.
Gray was shelled by the Giants on Tuesday as he allowed seven runs on nine hits over 2.2 innings, and his injury could have contributed to his struggles. It's unclear how much time he's expected to miss as a result of his shoulder issue. Right-hander Jose Mujica was recalled from alternate camp and could take Gray's place in the starting rotation while he's sidelined.
Gray (2-4) took the loss against the Giants on Tuesday, pitching 2.2 innings and allowing seven runs on nine hits while striking out one.
It was an ugly day overall for Colorado's pitching staff, which yielded 23 total runs and saw its most effective effort come from a catcher (Drew Butera, who allowed one run in 1.2 innings). Gray took much of the damage, surrendering three runs in the first frame, two more in the second and another pair in the third before his outing mercifully ended. Four of the nine hits Gray gave up went for extra bases, including a pair of home runs off the bat of Alex Dickerson. Gray was coming off a strong start in his previous outing, but he has struggled overall in 2020, posting a 6.69 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 39 innings. Once a reliable source of punchouts -- he averaged at least one whiff per inning in each of the past four seasons -- the right-hander has seen his strikeout rate topple to a career-low 13.4 percent this season due, in part, to losing a couple ticks off his fastball and slider. Gray will try to get back on the right track when he faces the Padres in San Diego on Monday.
Gray (2-3) earned the win Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. He allowed one run on three hits and three walks while fanning five across six innings.
Gray was coming off four straight outings allowing three or more earned runs, so this clearly was a bounce-back performance for the hard-throwing right-hander. Gray relied more on his slider (30 pitches) than his fastball (28) in this game and the plan seems to have worked, though now he needs to show more consistency to leave his early season struggles behind. Gray has a 6.58 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in five starts this month.
Gray (1-3) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Dodgers after allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks across 3.2 innings. He didn't strike out anyone.
Gray didn't record a single strikeout for the first time since 2015 -- excluding relief appearances -- and he had all sorts of problems against one of the top lineups in the National League. He's now allowed three or more runs in four straight starts and will try to bounce back in his next start, scheduled for Wednesday on the road against the Diamondbacks.
Gray (1-2) allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out seven across seven innings to earn the win Sunday against the Rangers.
Gray looked like he was in for a tough outing as he surrendered two home runs and three earned runs through four innings. However, he retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced to salvage a strong outing, particularly given that it was at Coors Field. It was a bounceback effort for Gray, as he was hit around for eight earned runs in his previous outing. He'll look to turn in another strong effort in his next start, currently projected to come Friday at the Dodgers.
Gray (0-2) allowed eight runs on 11 hits across 3.1 innings Monday, striking out two and taking the loss against Arizona.
The Diamondbacks wasted no time Monday, scoring two runs in the first inning, including a lead-off homer by Kole Calhoun. Things didn't get better for Gray as he allowed three runs in the third inning and another three runs before exiting in the fourth. Still looking for his first win of the year, the 28-year-old righty will face the Rangers at home Sunday.
Gray (0-1) was charged with four runs (three earned) on five hits over six innings in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday. He struck out two and did not issue a walk.
Most of the damage was done in the fourth inning; a Trevor Story fielding error was followed by a Donovan Solano single and a Brandon Belt homer. It was the first homer given up by Gray this season, but he has just seven strikeouts in 16.1 innings. Hopefully he can dial his strikeout rate back up, because all of that contact in Coors Field is a losing formula. Gray gets two more at home next week (vs. ARI, vs. TEX).
Gray didn't factor into the decision in Friday's contest between the Rockies and the Padres. He allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and one walk while fanning two across 5.2 innings.
Gray's numbers have not impressed thus far, as he has given up three earned runs while walking four and fanning five in 10.1 innings across his first two starts. He will continue looking for his first win of the season in his next scheduled start, set for Aug. 5 at home against the Giants.
Gray allowed one run on three hits and three walks while fanning three across 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Saturday.
Gray didn't impress in his season debut and couldn't even complete five innings, as he departed the contest shortly after allowing a run on an RBI single from Shin-Soo Choo. Gray's next start is scheduled for Friday at home against the Padres.
Manager Bud Black said that Gray will start the Rockies' second game of the season Saturday in Texas, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Gray has actually fared slightly better at Coors Field (.319 wOBA) than on the road (.324) throughout his career, but fantasy managers in season-long leagues will still have reason to fear ratio damage any time he pitches at altitude. While no park factor data is available yet on the Rangers' new home, Globe Life Field, the fact that it has a retractable roof is expected to make it a more pitcher-friendly venue than its predecessor. At least in NL-only or deeper mixed leagues, Gray looks like a viable streaming option in his first start of 2020.
Gray allowed one run on two hits with one strikeout and zero walks over two innings during his only Cactus League appearance prior to the suspension of spring training.
The 28-year-old underwent left foot surgery in August and had a delayed start to spring training, but he made his Cactus League debut March 1 and was on track to begin the regular season healthy. Gray had a 3.84 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 150:56 K:BB across 150 innings prior to the injury last season, and he has a solidified spot near the top of the Rockies' starting rotation once the season resumes.
Gray (foot) will make his Cactus League debut Monday against the Mariners, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old had a delayed start to spring training after undergoing left foot surgery in August, but his return to the mound Monday should put him on track for the start of the regular season. Gray was sharp in 2019 with a 3.84 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 150:56 K:BB over 150 innings (25 starts).
Gray (foot) signed a one-year, $5.6 million contract with the Rockies on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Gray turned in one of the best seasons of his young career in 2019, registering a 3.84 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 150 strikeouts over 150 frames. He'll begin the 2020 campaign near the front of Colorado's starting rotation, assuming he's healthy. Gray underwent foot surgery in August but should be ready for spring training.
Gray will undergo surgery Friday to repair his fractured left foot, but he's expected to have a normal offseason, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Gray has made it clear that he thinks he can have surgery without it affecting his availability for the 2020 season. He finishes the year with a 3.84 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 150:56 K:BB across 150 innings.
Gray (foot) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday with a left foot fracture.
It's unclear when or how Gray suffered the injury -- the right-hander fired eight shutout innings his last time out -- but he'll miss the remainder of the season as a result. He missed a start earlier in the month due to left ankle soreness, though it's not yet known if the two issues are related. According to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, Gray is leaning towards undergoing surgery to address the fracture. The 27-year-old was in the midst of a bounce-back season after struggling in 2018; he'll finish the year with a 3.84 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 150:56 K:BB across 150 innings. Tim Melville was summoned from the minors in a corresponding move and will start in place of Gray on Wednesday.
Gray (11-8) earned the win Friday after tossing eight shutout innings against the Marlins. He struck out seven and gave up five hits.
Gray was surprisingly dominant at hitter-friendly Coors Field, albeit against a less than intimidating Miami lineup. It was the fourth time this season that the right-hander held his opposition scoreless while pitching at least six innings. Gray's eight innings pitched also tied his season high, as the the 27-year-old bounced back from an ugly outing in his last start during which he gave up six hits and seven runs to the Padres. Gray had originally been scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the Diamondbacks but was a late scratch because of left ankle soreness. Clearly, the extra days of rest were just what the doctor ordered. Gray will hit the road with a 3.84 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 150:56 K:BB to face off with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Gray (ankle) is listed as the Rockies' probable starter for Friday's game against the Marlins.
With that, it seems Gray emerged from Wednesday's bullpen session with little or no residual soreness in his left ankle. The Rockies were forced to push Gray back from Tuesday after the right-hander slipped on the dugout steps and hurt his ankle in San Diego last week. Gray will draw a last-place Marlins team at home Friday, and Gray has been better at Coors Field (3.88 ERA) than on the road (4.22 ERA) this season, continuing a four-year trend in his home/road splits.
Gray (ankle) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday and could be ready to rejoin the rotation Friday against the Marlins, the Associated Press reports.
Gray had been in line to start Tuesday's eventual 9-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, but he was scratched shortly before the outing due to a sore left ankle, which he suffered when he slipped on the dugout steps in San Diego last week. The Rockies' willingness to have him test out his ankle on the mound Wednesday suggests there's not overwhelming concern about the injury. Due to a team off day Thursday, the Rockies would have the luxury of reordering the rotation in the event Gray isn't ready to start Friday.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/01||vs SF||L 5-23||1||2.2||9||7||0||1|
|08/26||@ ARI||W 8-7||1||6.0||3||1||3||5|
|08/21||@ LAD||L 1-5||1||3.2||7||4||2||0|
|08/16||vs TEX||W 10-6||1||7.0||3||3||2||7|
|08/10||vs ARI||L 8-12||1||3.1||11||8||0||2|
|08/05||vs SF||L 3-4||1||6.0||5||3||0||2|
|07/31||vs SD||L 7-8||5.2||4||2||1||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||R-Grand Junction Rocki||13.1||4||4||0||0||0||0||15||2||15||4.12||1.298|