Rockies RHP Gray out for season with fractured foot

Field Level Media

August 22, 2019 at 12:21 am.

Colorado Rockies right-hander Jon Gray will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured left foot.

The Rockies placed Gray on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, but the team did not divulge how or when the injury happened.

Colorado called up right-hander Tim Melville from Triple-A Albuquerque to replace Gray as the starter for Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

Melville, 29, earned his first-big league victory as the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 7-2. He pitched seven innings, allowing one run and two hits — including a line-drive homer by Ketel Marte in the sixth — with four strikeouts and two walks. It was his first appearance in the majors since pitching for the San Diego Padres on Sept. 25, 2017.

He had gone 0-2 with an 11.05 ERA in six career appearances (three starts) with the Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins and Padres.

Gray, 27, posted an 11-8 record with a 3.84 ERA in 26 appearances (25 starts) this season.

He scattered five hits and struck out seven over eight scoreless innings in his last start, a 3-0 win against the Miami Marlins on Friday.

Gray is 43-33 with a 4.46 ERA in 115 career appearances (114 starts) over five seasons (2015-19) with the Rockies.