Yankee GM Brian Cashman said they would trade Sonny Gray and they’ve found a taker.
As reported earlier by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Yankees agreed to send Gray and LHP Reiver Sanmartin to the Cincinnati Reds. The Yankees are getting back infield prospect Shed Long and a Competitive Balance Round A Pick in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. The Yankees then dealt Long to Seattle for 21-year old outfielder Josh Stowers.
Gray was a major disappointment after he was acquired from the A’s in July 2017. The 29 year old right hander was 11-9 with a 4.90 ERA in 30 games (23 starts) last season for the Yankees. In his year and a half in New York, Gray posted a 15-16 record with a 4.51 ERA.
Gray’s problems with pitching in New York were well documented. In 20 games pitched at Yankee Stadium as a Yankee, Gray posted a 6.54 ERA, while his road numbers were more than half a run better.