UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

A's rookie pitcher Sonny Gray suffered broken thumb in Game 5 ALDS loss

A's will start rookie Sonny Gray in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Tigers. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) A's rookie Sonny Gray continued pitching after sustaining an injury. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Oakland Athletics rookie pitcher Sonny Gray has a broken left thumb that will require an MRI on Friday, reports Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

Gray was injured in the fifth inning of last night's 3-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 5 of the American League Division Series.

VERDUCCI: Keys to victory for bluebloods in loaded ALCS, NLCS

He was hit in his non-throwing hand by a ball off the bat of Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder. Gray continued to pitch into the sixth inning.

Gray, 23, gave up six hits and three runs after getting the start over veteran Bartolo Colon.

“The guy’s got a bright future, plain and simple,” A's reliever Grant Balfour said about Gray. “He has great stuff, he’s a great competitor. Obviously he went out there, threw eight scoreless [innings in Game 2]. They handed him the ball tonight for that reason. I don’t know if he felt any pressure from that thinking he had to go out and do that again, I don’t know. I still think he threw the ball pretty well.”

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again