A’s ace Sonny Gray pulled from World Baseball Classic

Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray is the latest player from Oakland to pullout of next month’s World Baseball Cla sic, but the reason why is anoddity.Gray hasn’t received the medical clearance from the tournament’s insurance carrier to participate for Team USA, WBC officials announced https://www.yankeesedges.com/new-york-yankees/jacoby-ellsbury-jersey .MORE:Jose Fernandez’s baby girl born FridayA’s general manager David Forst told theSan Jose Mercury Newsthat Major League Baseball tried without avail to make an exception to the guidelines that say players who were on the disabled list https://www.yankeesedges.com/new-york-yankees/gary-sanchez-jersey in August and didn’t play during the final weeks of the season can be kept out of the tournament.Gray mi sed time down the stretch dueto a strained trapezius and a strained right forearm, but hassince recovered to full health. The announcement is a blow to Team USA’s already weak starting pitching staff, headlined byMarcusStroman and Chris Archer.Blue Jays catcher Ru sell Martin was also told he couldn’t participate in the WBC with Team Canada because of insurance company i sues. Athleticsleft fielder Khris Davis and reliever Liam Hendriksalso pulled out of the Cla sic due to scheduling i sues https://www.yankeesedges.com/new-york-yankees/c-c-sabathia-jersey .

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