Gray to pitch in World Baseball Classic

Gray to pitch in World Baseball Classic

A's right-hander Sonny Gray will pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, team sources confirmed to MLB.com.

Gray, 27, posted a 5.69 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP in 22 starts for Oakland this past season. In three seasons prior, he had never posted an ERA north of 3.08, nor a WHIP higher than 1.19. He missed some time with a strained right forearm.

Gray pitched for the USA Collegiate National Team in 2009 and '10 while at Vanderbilt.

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