Gray set to start Wednesday on limited pitch count

Athletics righty likely to go only an inning or two

Gray set to start Wednesday on limited pitch count

OAKLAND -- Sonny Gray will pitch one more time this season, with plans to start Wednesday's game in Anaheim on a limited pitch count.

A's manager Bob Melvin said Gray, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 6 because of a forearm injury, will likely only log an inning or two before previously scheduled starter Ross Detwiler takes over.

"Get on a mound and get after it and know you're healthy going into the offseason is really what we're looking for," Melvin said. "He passed all the hurdles physically. I know he's eager to get into a game."

Gray has been limited to 21 starts in a season twice interrupted by injuries, struggling to the tune of a 5.74 ERA after finishing third in American League Cy Young voting last year.

A's celebrate longtime employees

The A's honored a pair of employees who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary at the Coliseum before Sunday's game: Harold Miller and Max Jacinto, who were working as ticket takers on Sept. 18, 1966, when the Coliseum opened its doors. They were presented personalized jerseys and team-signed bats before throwing out the ceremonial first pitches.  

Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.