Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray is suffering from food poisoning and was unable to make Monday’s Opening Day start against the Chicago White Sox. Rich Hill started in Gray’s place. However, he’s ready to return.

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Gray Will Start vs. White Sox

Tuesday, April 5

Gray said he will be on the mound Wednesday against Chicago, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Gray Is Dominant Force at Top of Oakland’s Rotation

Gray will resume his role as the ace of Oakland’s rotation and gives the A’s their best opportunity to win every fifth day. The 26-year-old is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball and is likely just hitting his prime as a legitimate force for Oakland.

Gray was a first-time All-Star in 2015 and finished with a 2.73 ERA, 169 strikeouts and a 5.8 WAR. He also wound up third in the American League Cy Young voting, trailing only Houston’s Dallas Keuchel and David Price of the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays. 

The Athletics face an uphill challenge to reach the postseason in the difficult American League West this season, even with Gray anchoring the rotation. 


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