A's SP Gray had successful thumb surgery

Oct 18, 3:30 PM

A's starter Sonny Gray's going to make it:

The surgery took place at the esteemed Cleveland Clinic, and a screw was inserted to stabilize Gray's thumb fracture, tweeted the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. 

There's also this:

Life is all about experiences that teach us something; anything. 

Oct 14, 3:07 PM

A's SP Gray requires surgery on thumb

Oct 14, 3:07 PM

Sonny Gray's season ended with the Oakland A's ALDS elimination Thursday, in a loss made even more painful because the pitcher sustained a broken thumb in the fifth inning.

The injury is more than collecting signatures on a cast, as the 23-year-old will need surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. A date has not been set.

Oct 11, 2:37 PM

A's SP Gray diagnosed with hairline fracture of bone in left thumb

Oct 11, 2:37 PM

Sonny Gray's season would have ended last night regardless of the Game 5 result between the A's and Tigers:

Gray should be healthy for spring training in 2014. 

Oct 11, 10:51 AM

Oakland's Sonny Gray broke his left thumb in Game 5 vs. Tigers

Oct 11, 10:51 AM

Oakland's Sonny Gray, who started for the A's in Game 5 versus Detroit Thursday night, broke his left thumb in the fifth inning, reports CSNBayArea.com's Joe Stiglich. Gray will have an MRI on Friday. 

"Gray had his thumb heavily bandaged after the game and said an X-ray showed the break. It happened when he fielded a hard comebacker off the bat of Prince Fielder in the fifth. Gray knocked the ball down, retrieved it and tossed underhand to first for the third out to strand two base runners. He came out in the sixth after allowing two singles to start the inning."

Gray's line: five innings, six hits and three earned runs allowed, four walks, and three strikeouts. Gray didn't have his best stuff, like he did in Game 2 against the Tigers, but he battled. And, in the end, it didn't matter, because the A's didn't -- couldn't -- score a run against Detroit's Justin Verlander.