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Gray progressing, hopes to pitch this season

A's righty out since Aug. 6 with forearm injury
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OAKLAND -- Right-hander Sonny Gray still hopes to pitch again this season and he may not be that far off.

Gray is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Tuesday and if he feels good afterward, he will advance to facing hitters.

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OAKLAND -- Right-hander Sonny Gray still hopes to pitch again this season and he may not be that far off.

Gray is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Tuesday and if he feels good afterward, he will advance to facing hitters.

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"Hopefully it gets to the point we get him into a game," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "I'm not sure if it will be a start; we haven't figured that out yet."

Gray, out since Aug. 6 with a muscle strain and inflammation in his forearm, threw 30 pitches in his last bullpen session. He has struggled this season at 5-11 with a 5.74 ERA and he'd like to finish the season with some solid appearances before heading into the offseason.

Worth noting

• Right-hander Henderson Alvarez will undergo surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday.

Mark Canha, who underwent hip surgery in May, is expected to hit off a tee on Tuesday.

Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com based in Oakland. He covered the A's on Monday.

 

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