Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot and will miss at least the next month before being evaluated by the team.
Gray had pitched in just three games and was throwing a one-hit shutout against the San Francisco Giants when he appeared to re-aggravate a toe injury he sustained during spring training. Manager Bud Black says the two may or may not be related but that the stress fracture is in a different place.
This news is another punch to the gut for a team already missing key players in Ian Desmond, David Dahl, and Tom Murphy. Gray was arguably the most indispensable member of the team, including Nolan Arenado.