Rockies’ Jon Gray to miss rest of season because of shoulder soreness

Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray will miss the rest of the season because of continued soreness in his right shoulder, manager Bud Black said Wednesday morning.

“Jon wanted to be a contributor. Jon’s a competitor. He was bummed out,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “Jon was ready to help us down the stretch here, it just didn’t happen physically.”

Gray as placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation on Sept. 4, retroactive to Sept. 2. Gray and Black both had said they anticipated that Gray would be able to return this season. Black, however, said Wednesday that with just 13 games remaining in the season there would not be enough time for Gray to heal.

“We feel really good about Kyle (Freeland), German (Marquez) and Antonio (Senzatela),” Black said. “There are two more spots there in the rotation. (Ryan) Castellani is going to pitch Friday. We’ll announce a Saturday starter here soon enough. Chi Chi (Gonzalez) is in the mix. We’ve just got to try and win every game with whatever help we have out in the bullpen.”

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