Gray pitched in the 8-3 series-opening loss to the Yankees on Thursday, where he threw three wild pitches and walked four, while retiring just 10 batters. He has struggled all season long, going 3-5 with a 6.19 ERA in nine starts. His ERA his good for third-highest in the American League among qualifying pitchers.
The struggles have increased over the last month, as the ace has posted an ERA of 10.38 over his past five starts, losing a career-high four straight decisions.
Gray started 10 games as a rookie in 2014, going 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA. His first double-digit win season came in 2014, where he went 14-10, but his ERA sat over three. The right-hander's career really took a jump ahead in 2015 when he made the All-Star team, and finished the season 14-7 with a 2.73 ERA. He also had 169 strikeouts and three complete games for Oakland.
The 26-year-old will look to use this time to right the ship with his health, as well as his performance on the field.