Rockies put Jon Gray, Jordan Sheffield on 10-day injured list
3:31 p.m.: Gray was placed on the 10-day IL with a right flexor strain, the Rockies said. Right handed Jordan sheffield is also directed to the list of injured 10 days due to right lat tension. Left-handed Ben bowden and Lucas Gilbreath were called up from Triple-A to fill the spots on the list.
8:29: Rockies on the right Jon gray left Friday’s game after 2 1/3 innings due to what manager Bud Black described as pain in his right elbow and tightness in Gray’s forearm. Gray was charged with five points in the abbreviated exit, with injury clearly a factor.
“When I spoke to Jon he indicated that his pain had an impact on his pitch“Black told Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders and other reporters.”I don’t think he felt it on all terrains. It started to tighten as the game progressed. It was then that we noticed the variability of his pitch and his manners.. “
All in all, any sort of forearm or elbow problem is naturally a major concern for a pitcher. It seems likely that Gray will miss at least one precautionary departure if nothing else due to the nature of the injury, and a trip to the injured list should not be ruled out until Gray suffers from d ‘other tests and a medical examination. Gray has generally avoided any major arm injuries over the years, with the exception of the shoulder inflammation which prematurely ended his 2020 season in early September.
While it’s too early to sound the alarm over Tommy John’s possible surgery, an injury that sidelines Gray for some time will have ramifications for both his future and plans for the deadline. commercial of the Rockies. In MLBTR’s Steve Adams’ opinion, Gray is nothing short of baseball’s top business contender at this point in the season, due to Colorado’s place near the bottom of the standings, Gray’s decent numbers over 63 innings and the impending right-hander free player. status.
An IL stint of more than a month or so would put a damper on Gray’s business value, or perhaps completely prevent a deal if teams are concerned about Gray’s arm. Likewise, Gray’s ability to secure a lucrative multi-year free agency deal this winter could be hampered, perhaps to the point where he would have to settle for a one-year contract.
Gray had been inconsistent all three starts before the shortened injury appearance last night, and for the season, he’s posted a 4.29 / 4.72 SIERA ERA in 63 innings. His 18.5% take-off rate and 10% walk rate are both below average, but Gray’s overall outlook on Statcast is not bad and his base rate of 52.4% is a high. in career. While Gray has been much better at Coors Field than on the road this season, he has some value as a potential candidate for a change of scenery who could perhaps thrive in a more normal pitching environment than the sparse air of the Colorado.