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Yankees Trade Sonny Gray to the Reds
The Yankees have traded Sonny Gray to the Reds, according to sources. The Yankees will also send cash to the Reds as part of the deal. Gray went 5-4 with a 3.65 ERA in 15 starts for the Yankees this season.
Why the Yankees traded Sonny Gray
The Yankees have traded Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds, according to multiple reports.
In return, the Yankees will reportedly receive two minor league prospects: infielder Sheldon Neuse and right-handed pitcher massachusetts native Raul Mondesi Jr.
The trade comes as a bit of a surprise, as Gray was thought to be one of the Yankees’ top rotation options heading into next season. But with the team’s acquisition of James Paxton last week, it appears the Yankees felt they had too many starting pitchers and decided to trade Gray while his value was high.
It’s also worth noting that Gray struggled mightily in 2018, posting a 4.90 ERA in 30 starts. However, he did pitch much better down the stretch and is still just 28 years old, so it’s possible he could rebound with a new team in 2019.
What the Yankees got in return for Sonny Gray
The Yankees have traded Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two minor leaguers, according to multiple reports. The Reds will also receive $1 million in international signing bonus pool money.
The Yankees will receive second baseman Shed Long and right-handed pitcher Reiver Sanmartin in return for Gray.
Long, 23, is a career .261/.367/.438 hitter in parts of four minor league seasons. He spent most of the 2018 season with the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, where he hit .261/.367/.438 with 13 home runs and 54 RBIs in 123 games.
Sanmartin, 22, is a left-handed pitcher who has spent parts of the last three seasons pitching in the low levels of the Reds’ farm system. In 2018, he pitched to a 2.48 ERA in 14 starts between the rookie-level Billings Mustangs and the Single-A Dayton Dragons.
Yankees Trade Jaime Garcia to the Blue Jays
The New York Yankees have traded Jaime Garcia to the Toronto Blue Jays for first baseman/outfielder Ryan McBroom, the team announced on Friday. The Yankees will also receive cash considerations in the deal.
Why the Yankees traded Jaime Garcia
The Yankees traded Jaime Garcia to the Blue Jays on Friday, a move that gives them some pitching depth as they try to stay atop the AL East.
The Yankees acquired right-hander Cory Gearrin and left-hander Danny Farquhar in the deal, while also sending cash considerations to Toronto. Garcia was 2-5 with a 4.29 ERA in 11 starts for New York this season.
Gearrin, 32, was 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in 39 relief appearances for San Francisco this season. Farquhar, 31, didn’t allow a run in 10 relief appearances for the White Sox before being designated for assignment on July 18. He will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
What the Yankees got in return for Jaime Garcia
The Yankees have traded starter Jaime Garcia to the Minnesota Twins for minor league prospects, according to multiple reports. Garcia was acquired by the Yankees from the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline last season.
In return for Garcia, the Yankees are getting right-handed pitcher Zack Littell and left-handed pitcher Dietrich Enns. Littell, 21, was a 13th-round pick by the Twins in 2013. He’s spent the last two seasons pitching for Single-A affiliates. Enns, 25, was a 19th-round pick in 2012. He made his Major League debut last season, appearing in one game for the Twins.
Yankees Trade Tyler Austin and Luis Cessa to the Twins
The New York Yankees have traded Tyler Austin and Luis Cessa to the Minnesota Twins for pitcher Lance Lynn, according to an ESPN report. This move comes as the Yankees continue to fortify their pitching staff ahead of the stretch run.
Why the Yankees traded Tyler Austin and Luis Cessa
The Yankees have traded first baseman Tyler Austin and right-handed pitcher Luis Cessa to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-handed reliever Addison Reed.
The Yankees acquired Reed from the Mets last season in a trade deadline deal and he was excellent for them down the stretch, posting a 1.17 ERA in 15 games. He’s a solid addition to their bullpen and should help them in their quest to return to the playoffs in 2018.
Austin and Cessa are both young players who have shown some promise, but they were expendable for the Yankees given their depth at both positions. Austin will likely get a chance to play regularly for the Twins, while Cessa will provide them with some pitching depth.
What the Yankees got in return for Tyler Austin and Luis Cessa
In return for Austin and Cespedes, the Yankees will receive pitcher Chance Adams and infielder Miguel Andujar.
Adams, 23, was a fifth-round pick by the Yankees in 2015. He has split time between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, posting a 2.62 ERA in 21 games (19 starts).
Andujar, 22, is rated by MLB Pipeline as the Yankees’ No. 4 prospect. He has played third base and left field this season at Triple-A, batting .315/.352/.498 with nine home runs and 30 RBIs in 54 games.