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Sonny Gray Named A’s Opening Day Starter

 (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

(Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

For the third consecutive season, Oakland Athletics’ ace Sonny Gray will start their Opening Day game against the Chicago White Sox on April 4, 2016.

According to MLB.com, A’s Manager Bob Melvin announced that the right-hander had secured the Opening Day job after he had made his 2016 Spring Debut on Wednesday afternoon, also against the White Sox.

Gray pitched three innings in his first start this season, allowing four hits and one run; striking out four batters. The A’s offense supported their starter’s outing by getting off nineteen hits against Chicago in the 12-3 victory.

Although it hasn’t been officially announced, it’s speculated that the Chicago White Sox will start their ace in Chris Sale on Opening Day.

The twenty-six-year-old went 14-7 in 2015 with a 2.73 ERA in thirty-one starts. In his three major league seasons he has a career record of 33-20 and a 2.88 ERA in seventy-four starts.

 

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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