SONNY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
Yankees land stud starter Sonny Gray.
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
The Yankees landed Sonny Gray on Monday.