Jon Gray Leaves Start Early With Another Concerning Injury

Adam Taylor McKillop
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray left his start early on Monday with another concerning injury.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray left his start early on Monday with another concerning injury. / Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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The Texas Rangers went on a serious spending spree this offseason, including the signing of free-agent starting pitcher Jon Gray. Unfortunately, Gray hasn't had much of an opportunity to impress his new squad thanks to a series of untimely injuries.

That trend continued on Monday afternoon during a matinee game against the New York Yankees.

Jon Gray Injury Update

Gray departed in the fifth inning despite cruising. The eight-year veteran righty had pitched 4.1 innings of scoreless baseball, holding the Yankees offense to just two hits.

He appeared to come up slightly limp after forcing to Isiah Kiner-Falefa to pop out foul on a bunt attempt for the first out in the 5th inning.

Rangers News

Gray has already spent two separate stints on the IL this season. The first happened because of a blister before Gray was sidelined again thanks to a left knee sprain in late-April.

The concern is Gray re-aggravated this knee injury, which was confirmed somewhat by the Rangers PR Twitter account. Texas called this a precautionary move, but all eyes will be on Gray's status moving forward.

The veteran righty has only thrown 16.1 innings thus far because of his injury issues.

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