OAKLAND -- A's right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray underwent successful surgery on his left thumb, the team announced Friday.
The surgery was performed Thursday by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. According to the A's release, the procedure was an internal fixation with a screw to repair the thumb fracture. Full stability of the thumb has been restored and Gray is expected to be fully recovered in time for spring training.
Friday morning, Gray tweeted: "... surgery went very well and I'll be better then ever coming into spring training. Thanks for all the jokes yesterday."
Gray was 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA in 12 games, 10 starts in his first season in the majors. He was also 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA in two ALDS starts, including a no-decision in Game 2 against the Tigers when he matched up with Tigers ace Justin Verlander and tossed eight scoreless innings.