Here is the latest information on Colorado Rockies pitcher Jon Gray after the right-hander left his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night in the third inning with what was described as “right forearm tightness.”
Following the game, Rockies manager Bud Black said that more would be known about Gray’s condition today (Sunday). He is scheduled to give an update after the Rockies and Dodgers finish their series at Chavez Ravine. Sunday’s game is scheduled to begin at 2:10 p.m. (Mountain)
"“We are going to wait a couple of days and assess it,” Black said after Colorado’s 5-2 loss. “It’s in the top part of the forearm, which generally, in baseball parlance, is OK, so we will see.”"
Here is what we know about the injury suffered by Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray
Gray endured a 32-pitch first inning where he was able to escape a bases-loaded jam. He then sat the Dodgers down in order in the second, including striking out Chris Taylor and Billy McKinney.
The third, however, is when Gray’s forearm issue rose to the surface.
After allowing a single to Trea Turner to open the frame, Gray walked Max Muncy on four pitches and threw a ball in the dirt to Mookie Betts before signaling he needed a moment on the mound. Black and members of Colorado’s medical team visited the mound and, after a short discussion, Gray was removed from the game and replaced by Tyler Kinley.
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Following the game, Black pondered if Gray’s long first frame would eventually lead to his early exit.
"“I talked to Jon briefly in between innings,” Black explained. “He threw a very powerful side session a couple days ago [and] didn’t feel anything, but yet he also said he sort of felt a little soreness in the top of the forearm.“[Pitching coach Steve Foster] said he warmed up great. For me, it might have a little something to do with the long first inning, with that 32-pitch inning. That to me might be an indicator of what happened.”"
Gray was unavailable to speak to the media after the game.
We will have more on Gray’s condition after Black speaks to the media following Sunday’s game. We will post updates below as soon as they are available.
2:55 p.m. (MT) — According to Drew Goodman on AT&T SportsNet, Black told him this morning that Gray was sore but feeling better. Black would reportedly also not rule out that Gray would make his next scheduled start.
We’ll have more from Black after the conclusion of Sunday’s game.
5:45 p.m. (MT) — After Colorado’s 5-0 win over the Dodgers, Black told reporters, including Rox Pile, that Gray would play catch on Monday when the Rockies arrive in Texas for their three-game series against the Rangers. At that time, Black, Gray, and the trainers will decide upon next steps.
Black said that Gray was “questionable” for his next start, which would likely be at home on Thursday against Atlanta. He also said that, based on his conversations with the pitcher, Gray is hoping he can make that start. That, however, will depend on how Gray feels and responds on Monday.