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Sonny Gray | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (18) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Sonny Gray pitched well in his home debut with the Yankees on Tuesday, holding the Mets to two runs over six-plus innings in a 5-4 win.
Gray had a shutout entering the seventh inning, but he walked Wilmer Flores to lead off the frame and Dominic Smith then sliced one over the left-field wall for his first major league homer. The righty struck out five on the night and has now allowed exactly two runs over six innings in each of his three starts with the Bombers. He’ll get his first taste of the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry on Sunday at Fenway. Aug 15 - 11:06 PM

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Sonny Gray allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays.

This start looked an awful lot like his Yankees debut, sans the early meltdown by his defense. In both, Gray has been solid but unspectacular, he's been let down by errors and his offense has been nonexistent. The right-hander is now 6-7 with a 3.39 ERA through 18 starts on the year, and with a little more backing from one of the league's best offenses he should get his first win as a member of the Bombers in short order. That win could come Tuesday against the cross-town rival Mets.
Aug 11 - 12:11 AM

Sonny Gray allowed four runs -- two earned -- over six innings in his Yankees debut Thursday, a loss to the Indians.

The first play of Gray's Yankees career was a fielding error by Chase Headley. Then a ground out, then a fielding error by Tyler Wade. Then a Jose Ramirez two-run single that included a throwing error by right fielder Clint Frazier. Things got better from there -- he allowed two more runs in the sixth inning but pitched well in general, giving up just four hits and three walks overall -- but he took the loss in his debut. Gray will look for a better result Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Aug 3 - 10:03 PM

Yankees acquired RHP Sonny Gray and $1.5 million in international spending money from the Athletics for OF Dustin Fowler, INF/OF Jorge Mateo, and RHP James Kaprielian.

This one had been in the works for a while and is now officially done. Gray, 27, is under contract through the 2019 season and has registered a cool 3.43 ERA, 1.175 WHIP, and 94/30 K/BB ratio over 97 innings this year. Fowler and Kaprielian are both done for the year due to major injuries, but they're highly-thought-of prospects and will eventually inject new life into the Athletics' minor league system. Mateo, a consensus top-100 prospect leading into 2017, will presumably join up with the Double-A affiliate of the A's.
Jul 31 - 3:29 PM

Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees will acquire right-hander Sonny Gray from the Yankees.

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo, and James Kaprielian are headed back to Oakland. Meanwhile, the Yankees are set to receive some international bonus pool money ($1.5 million) as part of the deal. The two sides have been haggling over the pieces involved -- with Estevan Florial being mentioned prominently in recent days -- but most expected that the Yankees would eventually land their man. Gray has bounced back this season with a 3.43 ERA over 16 starts. This move isn't just about this season, as he's under team control for two additional seasons.
Jul 31 - 2:59 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees and A's "have had some movement but aren't quite there yet" on a Sonny Gray trade.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier that multiple teams remain in the hunt on Gray, but Heyman calls the Yankees the "favorite" to ultimately acquire the 27-year-old right-hander. Gray has posted a 3.43 ERA, 1.175 WHIP, and 94/30 K/BB ratio across 97 innings this season for Oakland. He is under control through 2019.
Jul 31 - 2:49 PM

John Shea of the San Francsico Chronicle reports that multiple teams are still interested in Sonny Gray.

The Braves and Cubs are reportedly among the clubs who have checked in on Gray, but Shea hears that the Athletics think the Yankees have the most appealing prospects. It increasingly looks like Yankees-or-bust leading up to Monday's deadline. If something doesn't get done, the A's could try again over the winter.
Jul 31 - 1:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that a Sonny Gray-to-the-Yankees trade is "gaining traction."

The Athletics understandably want a major haul for a pitcher who is under team control through 2019. There appears to some debate on the names involved, but the chance of a deal appears to be more likely than not as the 4 p.m. ET deadline approaches. The Yankees have a clear need for a starter, even after picking up Jaime Garcia.
Jul 31 - 11:53 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Cubs have checked in on Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray.

But the price was apparently "too steep" for the Cubs, who don't have much in the way of prospect depth at this point. The Yankees remain the strong favorites for Gray, though the two sides are still haggling over the pieces. Young outfield prospect Estevan Florial is reportedly a target for Oakland.
Jul 31 - 11:22 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Braves have been in contact with the Athletics about Sonny Gray.

The rebuilding Braves have been targeting a controllable arm, so it's no surprise that they have kept in touch regarding Gray. Still, it's widely believed that the Yankees are the favorites and that a deal could get done by Monday's deadline.
Jul 31 - 10:43 AM

According to Jerry Crasnick of, the Yankees and Athletics are "close enough to get over the hump" on a Sonny Gray trade by Monday's deadline.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Sunday afternoon that talks appeared to be at a standstill, but there's still optimism that something will get done. The Yankees acquired left-hander Jaime Garcia from the Twins over the weekend, but they still want someone to put near the top of their rotation for the stretch run. The resurgent Gray would certainly qualify.
Jul 31 - 9:36 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that trade talks between the Yankees and Athletics regarding Sonny Gray appear to be at a standstill.

According to Sherman, both sides already feel like they have made major concessions toward getting a deal done and neither one wants to budge any further. It still looks likely that Gray will be dealt prior to Monday's deadline, but there's no guarantee it'll be to the Yankees.
Jul 30 - 5:13 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that there appears to be an "excellent chance" Sonny Gray is traded to the Yankees.

The Yankees remain hot on the trail of Gray even after acquiring Jaime Garcia, and at this point it would be a bit of a surprise if a deal wasn't completed. Gray was already scratched from his scheduled start for the A's on Sunday and it looks like he could join the Yanks' rotation in the next day or two. Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier are considered off limits in trade talks, but the Bombers still have enough in their robust farm system to get something done.
Jul 30 - 11:51 AM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports the Braves are "still in on" Sonny Gray.

While the Yankees are still the heavy favorites to land Gray, a late move by the Braves can't be ruled out. Cotillo mentioned that the Braves were dark horses for Chris Sale last winter, only bowing out at the last minute. The Braves won't be a playoff team this year but they're a young team on the rise and perhaps Atlanta views Gray as a potential franchise cornerstone. Regardless of where he ends up, it's safe to assume Gray has pitched his final game as an Oakland Athletic.
Jul 30 - 12:03 AM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Yankees remain the "leading candidate" to acquire Sonny Gray.

Gray has already been scratched from Sunday's start and many are construing it as a sign that a trade is imminent. Thursday the Yankees and A's were hung on what prospects would be moved in the deal but it seems the sides have moved past that. It's not out of the question that a team like the Dodgers could swoop in and make the A's a Godfather offer (perhaps using Alex Verdugo as their trump card), but for now, all signs point to Gray winding up in pinstripes.
Jul 29 - 10:03 PM

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