A's starter Sonny Gray left Sunday's game in Tampa with a right ankle contusion, the team announced.
The injury occurred during the bottom of the fourth inning when Gray was hit by a comebacker off the bat of Rays' first baseman James Loney.
The ball caromed off of Gray's ankle towards foul territory where A's first baseman Mark Canha picked it up and tagged Loney out.
Gray finished the inning and pitched the fifth, but was removed prior to the sixth inning. he gave up four hits and struck out four batters in five innings pitched. Dan Otero relieved him.
Right ankle contusion the reason for Gray's departure.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) May 24, 2015