MESA, Ariz. – The A’s likely will not get results on the exam starter Sonny Gray underwent Monday in Chicago until Tuesday.
Gray, who was surprised by an MRI last week that showed a late strain in his right arm, met with orthopedic specialist Dr. Anthony Romeo to have his right arm checked out.
“We haven’t heard anything back yet,” manager Bob Melvin said before the A’s night Cactus League game with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The A’s shut Gray down for three weeks back on March 9, and have scratched him from his expected opening day start, which will now go to Kendall Graveman. It’s the continuation of injury troubles for Gray, who at 27 is already the ace of the Oakland staff when healthy but who was limited to 22 starts a year ago.
Gray is hoping that Romeo will clear him to return to throwing this week rather than next, but either way, he wouldn’t likely be able to pitch in a big league game before the last week or so of April.
With Gray and Daniel Mengden both injured and out, the A’s will turn to Graveman, Sean Manaea, Jharel Cotton at the top of the rotation, leaving Andrew Triggs, Jesse Hahn and Raul Alcantara to battle it for the final two spots in the rotation.
Source:: East Bay – Sports