OAKLAND The cheap mlb majestic jerseys A’s have lost another starting pitcher to the disabled list, as ace cheap Sonny Gray jersey landed there Sunday morning. Right hander cheap Chris Smith jersey was called up from Triple A Nashville to replace him.
Gray came out of Saturday’s 4 0 loss to the Cubs jerseys with what was diagnosed as a strained right forearm. It’s the second time on the disabled list this year for Gray, who had a flexor injury earlier in what has been his worst season 5 11 with a major league worst 5.74 ERA.
Manager Bob Melvin said it’s too soon to know if Gray will be available after 15 days or if he will need more time. Gray hasn’t had any tests yet, but a possible MRI and visit to team doctors are first on his to do list.
“He’s sore enough today that we didn’t want to mess around with that,” Melvin said.
Gray was diagnosed with a strained right forearm in late May. Seven A’s starting pitchers have been the disabled list this year, two of them twice Gray and lefty cheap Rich Hill jersey, who has since be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers jerseys.
Gray was pitching fairly effectively against the Chicago Cubs jerseys on Saturday when he departed after five innings. He had allowed two runs on five hits.
Gray joins cheap Jesse Hahn jersey as the most recent starting pitchers added to the A’s disabled list. Hahn went there Friday with strained right shoulder, so the A’s will be scrambling to put together a starting rotation in the immediate future. cheap Zach Neal jersey, who has been working out of the bullpen for the A’s but who had been starting at Nashville, will get the call Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles jerseys at the Coliseum.
Starters for Wednesday and Thursday are up in the air, but it seems likely the A’s will resist bringing back cheap Daniel Mengden jersey. He threw 80 pitches Sunday for Nashville and wouldn’t be ready to go until next weekend.
It’s likely the A’s will turn to cheap Jharel Cotton jersey or cheap Raul Alcantara jersey, who has a 0.44 ERA in three starts since being promoted to Nashville from Double A Midland and was due to start Sunday.
Cotton joined the A’s just last week in the trade of Hill and cheap Josh Reddick jersey to the Dodgers jerseys. He’s made one start for Nashville and gave up one run in six innings.
As for Gray, the A’s are going to be careful before getting him back on the mound.
“We’ve had some experience with injuries in the rotation,” Melvin said. “Similar to Jesse’s, we don’t want to tax him more when he’s not feeling great. It’s the prudent thing to do, to get him out of there and cut it off at the pass.”
Smith, 34, has not pitched in the majors since 2010, though he has prior experience with the Boston Red Sox jerseys and Milwaukee Brewers jerseys. He was starting for Nashville and had a 6 8 record and 3.93 ERA. For now he’ll be the long man in the bullpen.
To make room on the roster for Smith, catcher cheap Josh Phegley jersey was transferred to the 60 day disabled list. Phegley, who has a knee injury, will be eligible to come off the DL on Aug. 31.
“I’ve been on the DL five weeks already,” Phegley said. “I’m not ready yet, and they needed the roster space. But my knee is getting better and I think I’ll be ready when I’m eligible to come off.”
As a group, the A’s starters have taken a beating. Henderson Alvarez, cheap Chris Bassitt jersey, cheap Felix Doubront jersey, Hill (twice), cheap Sean Manaea jersey and Jarrod Parker have all been there at one time or another, and Alvarez, Doubront and Parker haven’t pitched at all this season. Bassitt went out in April.
With the move, the A’s have matched their Oakland record with a 25th use of the disabled list.
“I don’t know that I’ve ever been through a year like this,” Melvin said of the injury issues. “It’s just unfortunate. It’s not like these guys aren’t taken very good care of. We watch them and monitor them closely. It’s just one of those years where guys end up getting hurt.”