HUNTSVILLE -- Former Sam Houston State pitcher Timmy Gray had his minor league baseball contract purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers and has reported to Ogden, Utah.
Gray will suit up for the Ogden Raptors after a brief stint in the
Independent League with the Chillicothe Paints.
Gray, joined the Paints during the last week in June, but quickly made a
positive contribution to the team's pitching staff. After three relief
appearances, the right-hander earned a spot in the starting rotation and had a record of 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA. He hurled 18.1 innings, allowing just 11 hits and opponents were hitting a .169 average against him.
Gray played four years for the Bearkats, posting a career record of 17-13 with a 5.16 ERA. He recorded 181 strikeouts in his Bearkat career and ranks fifth all-time in career innings pitched with 293.
Gray was a big part of this past season's record breaking year. He was the winning pitcher for SHSU in the Southland Conference Tournament championship game when SHSU defeated Texas State-San Marcos 3-1 to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
The Raptors play Class A ball in the Pioneer League. He will join former
teammate Luke Prihoda who was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks and is a member of the Missoula Osprey. The two teams are scheduled to face each other in a four-game series beginning on August 9.