The NY Yankee’s pursuit of the Oakland A’s starter, Sonny Gray, may have spilled into the final hours before Monday’s trade deadline, but a swap was reached, sending the right-hander to New York.
Gray, 27, is under club control through the 2019 season. He is making $3.6 million this season and is arbitration eligible in 2018.
He is 44-36 with a 3.42 ERA over parts of five seasons in Oakland. Gray has been pitching well lately, with a 1.37 ERA, 36 strikeouts and nine walks in his past six starts.
Gray further strengthens the Yankees’ rotation and complements an already strong bullpen with players Aroldis Chapman, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren, and Tommy Kahnle.
Following news of the Gray trade, the Yankees’ odds to win the World Series improved from 10-1 to 7-1 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook while their odds to win the American League pennant improved from 4-1 to 3-1.
The Yankees are currently 56-47, leading the Boston Red Sox by a half-game in the AL East after taking three of four games from the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend.
Sourced from ESPN
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