Rockies manager Bud Black said Gray (elbow) will play catch from 90-to-100 feet Thursday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Gray is initiating his throwing program just under a week after he was pulled from his start against the Athletics with a right flexor strain. The injury appears to be mild, and the right-hander looks on track to return from the injured list shortly after he's first eligible to return July 15. Black said the Rockies plan to have Gray ramp up the intensity of his throwing program over the weekend, when the right-hander will presumably advance to pitching off a mound and facing hitters in live batting practice.
Gray (elbow) is traveling with the team and will start playing catch Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Manager Bud Black has expressed optimism about Gray's elbow soreness. Gray landed on the injured list June 5, but since he has no structural damage, he should be on track to return in the near future.
Rockies manager Bud Black said Saturday that the MRI on Gray's elbow revealed no structural damage, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Gray was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Saturday with a right flexor strain. This latest update resembles much better news for the right-hander, and per Nick Groke of The Athletic, the plan is for Gray resume throwing at some point during the upcoming road trip. An exact timeline for when he could rejoin the Rockies' rotation isn't known at this point, but a mid-June return figures to be a best-case scenario.
Gray was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right flexor strain Saturday.
Gray left Friday's start against Oakland with a forearm/elbow issue, and he's been diagnosed with a flexor strain after further testing. It's not yet clear when he'll be cleared to return to game action. Chi Chi Gonzalez will serve as a starter while the right-hander is sidelined.
Gray left Friday's game against the Athletics with right elbow soreness and tightness in his forearm, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Gray allowed five runs on four hits and two walks in 2.1 innings prior to his departure, and manager Bud Black said that the right-hander's injury contributed to his lackluster performance. The severity of the issue isn't yet known, but Gray's status will become clearer after further testing.
Gray was removed from Friday's game against the Athletics with an apparent injury, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gray was visited by a trainer with one out in the top of the third inning, and he was removed from the game with an unspecified injury. The nature and severity of the issue aren't yet clear.
Gray is now scheduled to make his next start Friday at home against the Athletics, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Earlier in the week, Gray was listed as the Rockies' probable starter for Thursday's series finale with the Rangers at Coors Field, but manager Bud Black ultimately elected to push the right-hander back a day in the pitching schedule, allowing Austin Gomber to get the nod Thursday. Both Gomber and Gray made starts in the May 29 doubleheader with the Pirates, so the late switch in the pitching schedule won't affect the other members of the rotation.
Gray fell to 4-5 on the season after allowing three runs in three innings of work in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers, striking out two while walking three and allowing four hits.
None of Gray's innings were clean, though all the damage was done in the second inning. He allowed each of the first four runners to reach base, including a walk to opposing starter JT Brubaker, with the first three coming around to score. Gray has now allowed three or more earned runs in each of his last three starts, striking out just six total batters across that stretch.
Gray won't pitch as scheduled Friday at Pittsburgh after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
The contest will be made up via a doubleheader Saturday, and Gray will take the mound for the Rockies in the first game of the twin bill, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Gray allowed three runs on two hits and two walks over six innings in Sunday's win against Arizona. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.
Gray cruised through four perfect innings before yielding a leadoff single in the fifth. Arizona finally got on the board in the sixth on a Ketel Marte sacrifice fly followed by a two-run blast off the bat of Pavin Smith. Gray avoided losing a third straight game but still slightly raised his season ERA to 3.59. He's lined up to take the mound in Pittsburgh late next week.
Gray (4-4) was tagged with the loss Monday against the Padres after allowing seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits and a walk while fanning one across 5.2 innings.
Gray was coming off two straight outings allowing two or fewer runs, but the wheels came off in this one -- he gave up season-worst marks in runs allowed, earned runs allowed and strikeouts while also tying his season-worst mark in the hits department. He still owns a 3.48 ERA, but this was a clear step in the wrong direction for the right-hander. Gray is slated to start during the upcoming weekend series against the Diamondbacks at home.
Gray (4-3) allowed four runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks while striking out six in 5.2 innings to take the loss in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader versus San Diego.
Gray was effective through five innings, but an error and two walks loaded the bases in the sixth. Robert Stephenson relieved Gray and allowed a grand slam to Victor Caratini, leaving Gray with his third loss in eight starts. The right-hander has pitched fairly well so far with a 2.93 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 44:19 K:BB in 46 innings this season. His next start is tentatively scheduled as a rematch in San Diego next week.
Gray (4-2) earned the win Wednesday against the Giants after giving up two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and two walks across six innings.
The right-hander surrendered a two-run homer to Brandon Crawford during the second inning, but he otherwise kept San Francisco off the board. Gray is off to a strong start this season with a 3.12 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 38:16 K:BB over 40.1 innings through seven outings.
Gray (3-2) allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits and one walk while striking out three across six innings to take the loss Friday against the Diamondbacks.
This was Gray's worst start of 2021; he allowed a season-high four earned runs. The damage came in the third inning in which he surrendered four straight hits with two outs, followed by a throwing error by Josh Fuentes, resulting in a four-run inning. Other than that, he pitched well and managed to get through six innings. The 29-year-old has had a good start to the season with a 3.15 ERA and 34.1 innings pitched through six starts.
Gray (3-1) earned another win Sunday against the Phillies, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings.
Gray allowed two early solo home runs to Bryce Harper but otherwise held the rest of the Phillies lineup quiet en route to his third victory of the season. Four of Gray's five starts have come at the hitter-friendly Coors Field thus far but he's managed to go 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA and owns a 24:11 K:BB through 24.1 innings. His next scheduled start is set to be Friday versus the Diamondbacks, a team he picked up his first win of the season against after allowing one run over 6.2 strong innings back on April 8.
Gray (2-1) earned the win against Houston on Tuesday, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits and four walks while striking out six.
Gray's control wasn't at its peak in the contest -- he walked four batters for the third time in his past four games -- but he navigated around the baserunners to notch his second quality start of the campaign. The veteran picked up his second win and lowered his season ERA to 2.42 in the process. After posting an ugly 6.69 ERA across 39 innings last year, Gray has bounced back with a solid start to the 2021 season. He'll look to keep it going Sunday when he faces the Phillies at Coors Field.
Gray (1-1) took the loss against the Dodgers on Wednesday, pitching four innings and allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three.
Gray was victimized by Justin Turner in the contest, as the Dodgers' third baseman plated two of the three runs against the veteran right-hander with a single and a home run. Gray opened the campaign with a pair of strong starts, so, in spite of Wednesday's disappointing outing, he still owns a 2.87 ERA on the season. He'll look to improve upon that mark when he faces Houston at home Tuesday in his next scheduled start.
Gray (1-0) earned the win Thursday after holding the Diamondbacks to one run on two hits and four walks while striking out five across 6.2 innings.
Despite an average fastball of 92.8 mph -- well down from his usual average of 94 mph -- Gray worked in his slider to make things unpredictable. It clearly worked, as the 29-year-old gave up just one run for the second time this season (both at Coors Field) and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He also recorded his 700th career strikeout, good for fifth all-time on the Rockies leaderboard. Next up, Gray heads to Los Angeles on Wednesday for a rematch with the Dodgers. Last time out, he held the Dodgers to one run across five innings, striking out seven.
Gray (full body cramping) is expected to make his next start, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Word out of Colorado is that Gray is fine after he left Saturday's game with full body cramping. Gray more than held his own in a brutal home matchup against the Dodgers in his 2021 debut, allowing only one run on four hits while striking out seven over five innings. He has a more favorable matchup this coming week against the Diamondbacks, but it's at home, and it's still difficult to feel good about Gray against any opponent at Coors.
Gray exited Saturday's start against the Dodgers with full body cramping, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old delivered five scoreless frames before giving up a leadoff double to Corey Seager to open the sixth inning, and the right-hander promptly exited after being visited by the athletic trainer. Seager came around to score, so Gray ended up allowing one run on four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts across five innings. He should be considered day-to-day and may not miss a start since it appears to be a minor issue.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/04||vs OAK||L 5-9||1||2.1||4||5||2||0|
|05/29||@ PIT||L 0-7||1||3.0||4||3||3||2|
|05/23||vs ARI||W 4-3||6.0||2||3||2||3|
|05/17||@ SD||L 0-7||1||5.2||9||4||1||1|
|05/12||vs SD||L 3-5||1||5.2||3||1||3||6|
|05/05||vs SF||W 6-5||1||6.0||4||2||2||8|
|04/30||@ ARI||L 2-7||1||6.0||10||4||1||3|
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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|