Sonny Gray underwent successful thumb surgery, the Oakland A’s announced Friday, and the right-hander is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Gray had a screw inserted into his left thumb to stabilize a fracture suffered during Game 5 of the American League Division Series. He also tore the ulnar collateral ligament in the thumb.
The surgery was done Thursday by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. Recovery time is expected to be eight to 10 weeks.
Gray was 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA in 12 games (10 starts) with the A’s this season. Based upon a minimum of 60 innings pitched, he had the lowest opponents’ on-base percentage among American League rookies (.272), ranked second in opponents’ batting average (.214) and slugging percentage (.298) and third in ERA.