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Sonny Gray | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (18) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Sonny Gray gave up three runs -- two earned -- in three innings Tuesday in his spot start against the Twins.
Gray pitched well in his previous start Aug. 25, but with just one appearance in 17 days since, he wasn't sharp at all tonight. It's unclear if he'll receive any additional starts, though it seems likely that he'll make at least one or two as the Yankees try to line things up for the postseason. Sep 12 - 12:05 AM

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Sonny Gray will start for the Yankees on Tuesday in Minnesota.

It looks for now just to be a spot start to afford the members of the Yankees' rotation some extra rest. Gray has pitched well since his demotion to the bullpen, holding a 1.83 ERA over six appearances (one start).
Sep 9 - 1:11 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said late Saturday that Sonny Gray will likely return to the bullpen.

Gray was terrific in a spot start in the tail end of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles, but it wasn't enough to keep him in the rotation, it seems. Of course, the O's can have that effect on a lot of pitchers, so maybe Boone just wants to see more continued success before committing to something like that. Gray obviously holds much more value as a starter than as a reliever, so his situation will be one worth monitoring as we move into September.
Aug 25 - 11:13 PM

Sonny Gray pitched a great game on Saturday to beat the Orioles 5-1, turning in 6 1/3 shutout frames while allowing only three base hits.

He struck out seven and walked just one in his second scoreless start of the season and first since June 6th. The right-hander has been pitching out of the bullpen lately after being pulled from the rotation due to poor performance. He got a chance to make a start today in the second game of a doubleheader and made an impressive statement that he is ready to move back into the starting five. For the season he is 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 22 starts and four relief appearances.
Aug 25 - 10:50 PM

Sonny Gray will start for the Yankees in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Orioles.

J.A. Happ will take the ball in the first game. Gray's last start was also against the Orioles back on August 1 and he was hammered for seven runs over just 2 2/3 innings. He can't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Aug 24 - 5:29 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters after Wednesday's game that Sonny Gray is "likely" to start one of the games of a doubleheader on Saturday against the Orioles.

Gray made his first relief appearance in five years on August 8, and has been working in long relief ever since. With the Yankees set to play two against Baltimore, he'll likely make the start against the Orioles, and return to the bullpen afterwards. He has been a failure as a member of the rotation so far in 2018, but he's an intriguing streaming option if only because of how bad Baltimore is.
Aug 22 - 10:52 PM

Sonny Gray got a win for the Yankees after throwing three scoreless innings against the White Sox on Tuesday.

Making his first relief appearance since his rookie season in 2013, Gray opened the 11th tonight and finished out the game with a strong performance. He ended up allowing one hit, walking one and striking out four. It was his ninth win of the year, leaving him tied with Masahiro Tanaka for the second highest total on the Yankees.
Aug 8 - 1:04 AM

Sonny Gray has been moved to the Yankees' bullpen.

He'll be available to pitch out of the pen beginning Saturday. Manager Aaron Boone hinted this move was coming by not committing to Gray's next start following a disastrous turn Wednesday against the Orioles (2 2/3 IP, 8 H, 7 ER). Despite Gray's resume, the right-hander has been a liability this year, struggling to a 5.56 ERA across 21 starts. Trade acquisition Lance Lynn is expected to absorb Gray's spot in the starting rotation. The 28-year-old handled his demotion gracefully, though Gray said he still believes he can contribute as a starter at some point.
Aug 2 - 4:54 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters that he won't rule out removing Sonny Gray from the rotation.

Gray was awful in his start against the Orioles on Wednesday, giving up seven runs and not making it out of the third inning in a loss. His ERA now sits at 5.56 on the season, and he's been mostly ineffective since coming over to the Yankees at last year's trade deadline. Who would replace Gray is debatable, but Justus Sheffield continues to throw the ball well in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It might behoove the Yankees to give him a chance, even as they're competing for a division title.
Aug 1 - 5:54 PM

Sonny Gray was shelled for eight hits and seven runs in just 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Yankees’ loss to Baltimore.

He fanned three and walked two over 57 pitches. Gray retired the side in the first but fell apart in the next frame, allowing six hits, a walk and five earned runs in a disastrous second inning. After serving up two more hits in the third including a solo home run to Trey Mancini, Gray finally got the hook from manager Aaron Boone. Now that the Yankees have added J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn, Gray’s rotation spot can no longer be taken for granted. He’ll take an ugly 5.56 ERA into his next outing Monday against the White Sox, assuming he's not demoted to the pen.
Aug 1 - 5:44 PM

X-rays on Sonny Gray's right thumb came back clean.

Gray had to make an early exit Thursday after a comebacker caught him in the thumb, but he avoided a serious injury and plans to play catch Friday. The right-hander should be fine for his next scheduled start.
Jul 27 - 3:29 PM

Sonny Gray went for X-rays on his thumb following Thursday's outing against the Royals, but expects to make his next start.

Gray took a ball off his thumb on Thursday night and had his hand wrapped after the game. He's still waiting for the results of his X-rays, but expects to make his next start Wednesday against Baltimore. Gray has quietly put together a three-game winning streak, though he hasn't exactly been facing tough competition. His last three starts have come against the Orioles, Mets and Royals.
Jul 26 - 11:44 PM

Sonny Gray tossed five scoreless innings in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

Gray has now turned in three straight good outings -- and, not coincidentally, three consecutive wins -- after scattering three hits and two walks over his five frames. He was also aided by five strikeouts. Perhaps Gray has found something, or perhaps he's benefited from pitching against inferior competition -- his wins have come against the Orioles, Mets and Royals, three bottom-dwellers -- but whatever the case, he's worth a flyer in deeper leagues for his win potential and upside, given past success. Another attractive matchup with the aforementioned Orioles is on tap for Gray on Wednesday.
Jul 26 - 11:05 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that there's been "a bit of interest" in Sonny Gray.

Gray has been awful at Yankee Stadium but good on the road, so it's not a surprise that some teams are viewing him as a solid change-of-scenery candidate. However, Heyman adds that the Yankees' "main interest is in adding to their rotation, not subtracting from it." Gray is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter.
Jul 22 - 1:59 PM

Sonny Gray picked up his seventh victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Mets to three runs (two earned) on three hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing three free passes. He served up a solo homer to Michael Conforto in the second inning, then the Mets added on an additional two runs while chasing Gray in the sixth. The inconsistent right-hander now sits at 7-7 with a 5.34 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season. He'll look to carry over this strong start when he does battle against the Royals on Thursday.
Jul 21 - 4:15 PM

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