Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray left Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels in the seventh inning. He was experiencing forearm tightness, which is not good news with the postseason right around the corner. This injury now threatens to keep him out for an entire playoff series.
On Friday, the team announced that they had placed Gray on the 15-day IL retroactive to September 28. In a corresponding move, the Rangers recalled left-handed pitcher Jake Lutz.
Manager Bruce Bochy has not stated whether Jon Gray would be available for the ALDS if the Rangers were to capture the American League West. That series would start on October 7.
This is the worst-case scenario for the Rangers. They already had concerns about their starting rotation, which has grown even worse.
Jon Gray is not the only pitcher on the IL for the Texas Rangers