Yan­kees’ Gray likely to be dealt this off­sea­son

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - — Kristie Ack­ert, New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Brian Cash­man all but said that he will try to trade Sonny Gray this win­ter.

The New York Yan­kees gen­eral man­ager, speak­ing at the end of the year press con­fer­ence, said the strug­gling starter would prob­a­bly ben­e­fit from a re­lo­ca­tion.

“It hasn’t worked out this far,” Cash­man said. “I think he’s ex­tremely tal­ented. I think we’ll en­ter the win­ter open-minded to a re­lo­ca­tion. To max­i­mize his abil­i­ties I think it will be more likely best some­where else.

“But the fi­nal de­ci­sion will be price,” Cash­man added. “While he’s here we’re go­ing to do ev­ery­thing in our power to find a way to tap into his tal­ent. We’ve been un­able to do that.”

Cash­man said he has “noth­ing cook­ing” but will get some­thing cook­ing.

In 34 starts as a Yan­kee, Gray has been less than im­pres­sive, go­ing 15-16 with a 4.51 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.

The for­mer Oak­land A’s starter they ac­quired prior to the trade dead­line in 2017 has been so in­con­sis­tent of late he was left off the Yan­kees’ ALDS ros­ter.

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