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Sonny Gray broke his thumb last night

Oct 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Not only did Sonny Gray take the loss against the Tigers last night, allowing three runs in five innings, the A’s rookie suffered a broken left thumb thanks to a Prince Fielder comebacker in the fifth inning.

X-rays taken after Gray exited the game showed the break and Joe Stiglich of reports that he’s scheduled to undergo an MRI exam today to determine if there’s any further damage.

Gray actually got the inning-ending out on the play, picking the ball up and tossing it underhand first base after it hit him, and then he came out to pitch the sixth inning too.

Obviously a busted thumb on his non-throwing hand in mid-October won’t have any impact on Gray’s readiness for next season, but it just adds to the rough ending to what was a really impressive rookie campaign.

  1. APBA Guy - Oct 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Why does this seem like a fitting end to the A’s year?

    Because it does, somehow. Broken thumb, he comes back out, and he’s just a rookie. I guess Arizona has him top of their “Must Have” list.

    • historiophiliac - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Kid is seriously impressive.

  2. deaninajijic - Oct 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Wasn’t such a rough ending to his season, Aaron. One bad pitch to Cabrera ( only happened 44 other times this year) and a blown double play and Gray would have had a shut out. The fact that he pitched that game and did as well as he did makes his rookie campaign even more impressive not less!.

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