Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
LM Otero
June 30, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics scratched starter Sonny Gray because of an illness and brought up right-hander Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville to face Colorado.

The A's announced that Gray will miss Tuesday's game because of flu-like symptoms. Gray (9-3) is the AL leader with a 2.09 ERA.

Bassitt joins the A's for the second time this season. He had a 3.38 ERA in five relief appearances earlier this season. He is 2-6 with a 3.71 ERA in 12 games for Nashville.

Oakland optioned infielder Max Muncy to Nashville to make room for Bassitt on the roster. Muncy was batting .203 with two homers and six RBIs in 34 games with the A's.

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