National Team player Josiah Gray hits the injured list with a right elbow/forearm flexor strain – Sports News (Trending Perfect)


SAN FRANCISCO — Washington Nationals right fielder Josiah Gray landed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a right elbow/forearm flexor strain. This move is retroactive to Saturday.

The Nationals recalled right-hander Juwan Adon from Class AAA Rochester. He is expected to start in Gray's place against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

This will be the first trip to the major league injured list for the 26-year-old Gray, who was Washington's Opening Day starter. His only other stint on the IL came in 2021, when he was a minor leaguer in the Los Angeles Dodgers system.

Gray entered the year hoping to build on a season in which he earned his first All-Star appearance but struggled in the second half. He had a rough start against the Cincinnati Reds on Opening Day, when he allowed seven runs in four innings. In his last start, Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he gave up six runs in 4⅓ innings. Gray is 0-2 with a 14.04 ERA. Injury could explain his difficult start.

Gray joins a growing list of pitchers dealing with arm injuries. In the National League East alone, Atlanta Braves right fielder Spencer Strider is in the IL and Miami Marlins Yuri Perez He was scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery this week. The New York Mets are right Kodai Senga was sidelined with a right capsule strain.

There's also Cleveland Guardians right-hander Shane Bieber, the 2020 MLS Cy Young Award winner, who needs surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament. New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole, the AL Cy Young winner, is rehabbing in hopes of returning from Nerve inflammation in his right elbow. Houston Astros outfielder Framber Valdez struggled with pain In his left elbow this week.

Gray's long-term injury would be a huge blow to the Nationals, whose young arms are a key part of their rebuilding process. Washington is already without Cade Cavalli, who made his major league debut in August 2022. He underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2023 and has yet to face live batters.



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