Sep 14, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher J. Gray (55) works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Jon Gray shut down for rest of 2015
We all obviously expected the Colorado Rockies to do this very soon — granted, I actually thought this would happen before his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates — but Jon Gray has been officially shut down for the year.
Thomas Harding with more:
Having thrown 40.2 innings this year (he finishes 0-2, 5.53 in nine games/nine starts), Gray certainly did more than get his feet wet for 2016, and should be ready to go out of the game come Opening Day.
ROOT’s Jenny Cavnar tweeted something interesting regarding Gray’s shut down:
Full season 2016 — does that just generally mean Gray will be counted on next year as we are all hoping? Or does that mean no innings limit next year? As teams develop young pitchers, they often give innings limits (think Matt Harvey‘s 180-innings limit in New York, though Harvey’s case is complicated by an elbow surgery).
I guess only time will tell, and perhaps we’ll be talking about Gray’s full-season workload at this point next year!
Gray’s final stats:
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