The Reds have placed right-hander Sonny Gray on the 10-day injured list with a right mid-back strain, the team announced. Sal Romano has been selected to the roster in his stead. The IL placement is retroactive to Friday.
Gray has continued to shine in his second season in Cincinnati. Through 45.2 innings in nine starts, the right-hander has put up a 3.94 ERA/2.93 FIP with a career-best 30.6% strikeout rate. His 5.8 fWAR since the start of 2019 ranks thirteenth league-wide, a turnaround from a pair of down seasons with the Yankees. The Reds didn’t announce a timetable for his return, but there’s obviously not much time remaining for Gray to make it back in 2020. With just fifteen days left in the season, it’s possible this brings his campaign to an end. It’s certainly another blow to the 20-26 Reds’ faint hopes of mounting a playoff run.
The Reds waived the hard-throwing Romano over the winter, and he’ll now be making his first appearance on the MLB roster this season. Originally a starting pitcher, Romano moved to the Cincinnati bullpen full-time in 2019, where he put up a 7.71 ERA in 16.1 innings.
Why didn’t CIN trade Bauer?
It’s tricky to make a trade to make a trade that’s right on time it’s tricky
You make AJ Preller and Trader Jack look as much a genius as Hemingway a wordsmith.
Down with OBP
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Since he’s on a one year deal and said he will only sign one year deals going forward, the return will be minimal, whereas if they keep him and tender him, if they lose him, they get a compensation draft pick.
I don’t believe there’s comp picks this year.
Yes, if Reds can’t resign him they will receive a comp pick!
why would they. if they have any hope of resigning him, keeping him here was the best best. if you dont sign him you the extra draft pick. trade him and you would have had to pay part of his remaining contract………. not to play for you
Sonny Gray and his on again off again seasons, though if the season stopped right now, this wouldn’t be such a bad off again season. I hope he can break that this year though.
To be fair, it was really just one of his last starts where he went just .2 innings and allowed 6 earned runs. Aside from that one, he hasn’t been really that bad.
It’s actually back to back bad starts. The one you mentioned is obviously his worst but his most recent start was pretty bad too. Allowed 5 runs on 3.1 innings of work.
He has basically had two or three bad innings all year. Any team will take that.
Hey, whatever makes you feel better. You don’t have to defend him so much. I don’t think he’s a bad pitcher. My original post really didn’t slam him that much.
And those replying to you made good points. Don’t take things so personally
I guess Reds figured if the Cubs offense could beat him, there MUST be something wrong with him! (I’m a Cubs fan, so not a hater but I am a realist).
Turn out the lights … the par-ey-are-tay’s … over (damnit)