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A’s calling up pitching prospect Sonny Gray

Jul 9, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

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From Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that the A’s have decided to promote top pitching prospect Sonny Gray from Triple-A Sacramento to bolster their major league bullpen.

Gray, the 18th overall selection in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, has posted a cool 2.81 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 107/34 K/BB ratio across 102 1/3 innings (16 starts) this season in the Pacific Coast League. He has not pitched out of the bullpen once in his three minor league seasons, but it shouldn’t be too difficult of a transition and the 23-year-old could eventually be asked to join the rotation in Oakland if something goes wrong with one of the current starting pitchers.

Gray ranked 65th on Baseball America‘s listing of the Top 100 prospects prior to the 2012 season. He did not make the cut this winter because of a trying 2012 campaign during which he moved from rookie ball all the way to Triple-A.

  1. amadorjon - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    and the talent keeps coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait!!!!!!!!

  2. 49faithful - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    I think they are preparing to lose Colon for about a 100 games…

    • hcf95688 - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      If that was the case, why not just call him up when the suspension actually happened?

      No, Oliver Stone, that’s not it. With the ASB, Dan Straily isn’t needed for two weeks. He was sent down to Sacramento in order to stay on turn. Sorry to disappoint you. Unless of course, you have another theory as to why Straily got sent down – after throwing yet another gem yesterday.

      • 49faithful - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM

        Wow dude way to get creative on that. Did reading my comment make you have an aneurysm? For real though relax man the internet is really not all that serious…

  3. papacrick - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Sounds like a mob boss. I bet this guy is a bad ass

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