Sonny Gray has a strained lat, will start the season on the DL

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Bad news for the Oakland Athletics: starter Sonny Gray been shut down for three weeks with a “moderate” lat strain. That means Gray will begin the season on the disabled list. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Gray may not pitch until late April.

Tough break for Gray, who was hoping to turn things around in 2017 following a massively disappointing campaign last season in which he posted a 5.69 ERA in 22 starts.