MLB Rumors: Yankees Finalizing Trade To Send Sonny Gray To Reds

The New York Yankees have been among the busiest and most active teams in baseball this offseason.

And while the Bronx Bombers have mostly been focused on bolstering their major-league roster for next season, it appears they have a deal in place to ship out one of their big-league arms for prospects.

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Yanks are close to finalizing a deal that would send right-handed starter Sonny Gray to Cincinnati in return for prospects and a draft pick from the Reds.

Gray went 15-16 in 41 games, including 34 starts, since the Yankees acquired Gray at the 2017 trade deadline. The 29-year-old posted a 4.90 ERA and a 2.16 strikeout-to-walk ratio — the worst mark of his career last season.

The Reds are hoping that Gray can turn things around as they hope to build a contender in the NL Central, while the Yankees are happy to punt on a match that just did not seem to fit from the get-go, and pull in a highly-touted prospect in the process.

If Long is in fact the prospect coming to the Yankees in return, New York will have to find a spot for him on their 40-man roster, according to Max Wildstein of Gotham Sports Network.

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Source: NESN

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