Reds put Gray on injured list for third time

One day after he pitched the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-2 victory, Sonny Gray was placed on the 10-day injured list with a rib cage strain.

The Reds announced the injury Thursday. They recalled Tony Santillan from Triple-A Louisville to take Gray’s place on the roster.

With the All-Star break coming up next week, there’s a chance Gray won’t miss any starts. He wasn’t scheduled to pitch in the four-game series that starts Thursday in Milwaukee. He said he planned to fly home Thursday night and get treatment Friday. He had been managing the pain in recent days and hopes the extended break fixes the issue.

“We’ve got some time now to use to our advantage,” Gray said.

Gray allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings Wednesday. The Reds improved to 45-41 by winning two of three games against the Kansas City Royals.

This will be Gray’s third stint on the injured list. He was sidelined by a back injury in April and missed time with a groin strain in June. He’s 2-4 with a 3.19 ERA in 12 starts.

Santillan is 1-2 with a 3.78 ERA in four starts with the Reds. He made his big-league debut on June 13.


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