Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:55:25 -0800
Oakland Athletics SPs Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir will be held out of Cactus League games for the first week. Gray made a career-high 33 starts in 2014 and tossed 219 innings, while Kazmir made 32 starts and threw 190 innings, his most since 2007. It'll also allow the A's to get better looks at SPs Jesse Hahn and Kendall Graveman, among others.
Fantasy Tip: Gray's jump in innings is definitely a concern, but not enough of one to cloud the fact that he's an up-and-coming ace that could join the elite ranks of starting pitchers in another season. Kazmir was a feel-good story with the A's last year, but his K/9 dipped to 7.8, and you have to wonder how much he has left in the tank on the wrong side of 30. However, he can still be useful in the right matchups in daily games.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:25:05 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (undisclosed) was looked at by trainers in the seventh inning Monday, Sept. 8, but was able to remain in the game.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:07:19 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jason Hammel's next start will be skipped. The Athletics will go with SPs Sonny Gray, Jon Lester and Scott Kazmir this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Fantasy Tip: A short-term blow, especially in weekly leagues, but Hammel's value remains the same. He shouldn't be started in unfavorable matchups.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:57:15 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray struck out eight San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, July 8, in a 6-1 win. Gray reached eight or more strikeouts for the fourth time in seven impressive innings, having struck out nine twice.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:35:45 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have juggled their starting rotation for their upcoming series against the New York Mets. SP Scott Kazmir will start Tuesday, June 24, and SP Brad Mills will start Wednesday, June 25.
Fantasy Tip: SP Sonny Gray was originally scheduled to face the Mets during this two-game series, but the team wants to limit his workload. He leads the A's staff with 99 innings pitched and will be pushed back to face the Miami Marlins Saturday, June 28.
Sat, 03 May 2014 23:55:37 -0700
The Oakland Athletics may try to shore up their starting rotation via trade. The Athletics have gotten great results from the front group of SPs Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez but have suffered on the back end.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:13:10 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray allowed three hits and a walk while fanning six in a shutout over the Texas Rangers Monday, April 28.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:46:23 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Tommy Milone's turn in the starting rotation will be skipped Sunday, April 6. SP Sonny Gray (ankle) will start against the Seattle Mariners instead.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:32:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (ankle) will get an extra day to rest before his next scheduled start Sunday, April 6, against the Seattle Mariners. Gray said he was fine, and he is not being pushed back due to the injury, but rather due to a rainout Tuesday, April 1, pushing everyone back by a day.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:12:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said SP Sonny Gray's (ankle) ankle is fine after being hit by a comebacker during his start Monday, March 31.