Green & Gray Get the Call to the Bigs
Ryan Bender/ Alec Martinez
Wednesday, July 10– Sonny Gray has joined his former teammate Grant Green on the Oakland A’s major league roster. Green, called up Monday, and Gray, called up Tuesday, both spent some time in Midland playing for the RockHounds. To make room for Green at second base, Adam Rosales has been designated for assignment. Dan Straily, also a former RockHound, was sent down to Sacramento to prevent him from missing a start during the All-Star break and Gray was called up to fill in from the bullpen.
Gray was a starting pitcher in Midland and in a little more than a season was 7-9 with a 3.70 ERA. The former Cubs’ 1st round draft pick out of Vanderbilt has spent this season with Sacramento. Green was drafted by the A’s in the 1st round of the 2009 draft. He has been a top prospect for the organization, and was named the Futures’ Game MVP while with the RockHounds. He spent the 2011 season with Midland and hit .291, with 9 HR’s and 62 RBI. We wish them the best of luck and can’t wait to see them in action. Go Hounds!!