The Athletics activated ace Sonny Gray from the 10-day disabled list Monday. He will make his season debut Tuesday against the Twins in Minnesota.
Gray, 27, began the season on the DL with a lat strain. He was impressive in two rehab starts, tossing 11 scoreless innings with a 13/0 K/BB ratio between High-A Stockton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Outfielder Ryan LaMarre optioned to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.
Owning an MLB team is on Rodriguez’s bucket list, but after meeting with members of Romney’s group Wednesday in Los Angeles, he felt the timing isn’t right to join the effort, even though Miami is his hometown, sources told Fox Sports.
Rodriguez, who runs a private holding corporation, just signed a multi-year deal as a full-time baseball analyst with Fox and serves as an advisor to Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, among other endeavors.
Also, purchasing a franchise requires approval of 75 percent of the league’s owners, which may have been challenging for Rodriguez given his checkered history in baseball. As Fox Sports notes, A-Rod battled with MLB and the players’ union over his 162-game suspension in 2014 for violating the league’s drug policy.