SONNY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

Yan­kees land stud starter Sonny Gray.

Metro USA (New York) - - Front Page - EVAN MACY @Evan_Macy sports@metro.us

The Yan­kees are look­ing to keep pace in the race for the AL East — while also bol­ster­ing their chances at mak­ing a deep play­off run. In a busy week, the Bombers added Athletics starter Sonny Gray, a move that gave the Yan­kees a true ace and top of ro­ta­tion hurler just hours be­fore the trade dead­line.

Gray is 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA this sea­son for the lowly Athletics, two sea­sons re­moved from a 14-7 cam­paign with a 2.73 ERA back in 2015. The 27-year-old is a for­mer first round pick and had a rough go of it a sea­son ago, bat­tling in­juries with an above-5 ERA.

This sea­son he joins a New York staff that has al­ready added lefty Jaime Gar­cia ahead of Mon­day after­noon’s dead­line.

The Yan­kees gave up a chunk of prospects for the hurler — who is ar­bi­tra­tion el­i­gi­ble (and un­der team con­trol) for two more off­sea­sons — send­ing Dustin Fowler (out­fielder, team’s fifth best prospects), Jorge Ma­teo (short­stop, team’s eighth best prospect) and James Ka­prielian (pitcher, team’s 12th best prospect) out west to Oak­land in the deal.

They will also ac­quire $1.5 mil­lion cash and room in their in­ter­na­tional sign­ing bonus pool as part of the trade.

The much-an­tic­i­pated move has been in the works, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, for sev­eral weeks and con­firms the spec­u­la­tion of many over whether the Yan­kees were will­ing to go all out and buy in an at­tempt to com­pete this sea­son (they were).

Mets deal Reed

The Mets got three prospects from the Red Sox in ex­change for re­liever Ad­di­son Reed on Mon­day.

Right-handed pitch­ing prospect Jamie Cal­la­han, right-handed pitch­ing prospect Stephen No­gosek, and righthanded pitch­ing prospect Ger­son Bautista are the new­est mem­bers of the Mets or­ga­ni­za­tion.

3.43 THE 2017 ERA OF NEW YAN­KEES STARTER SONNY GRAY

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The Yan­kees landed Sonny Gray on Mon­day.

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