If they can negotiate another year or two with Gray and he has a bounce back season with them it will be good trade for both sides.
The Reds also acquired minor league left-hander Reiver Sanmartin in the trade, sending the Yankees highly regarded second base prospect Shed Long and a 2019 competitive balance draft pick in return.
The Yankees were looking to deal Sonny Gray and they finally were able to get a deal done. Combined with his $7.5 million salary this season, Gray's deal can max out at five years and $50 million. Long is a 23-year old left-handed hitter with pop who spent all of last season at AA so if the trade gets done he should make the leap to Triple-A Scranton to start the season.
The Sonny Gray era is officially over in NY.
10 crew members dead after 2 cargo ships catch fire near Crimea
The fire broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to the other, driving both crews to jump overboard, said Mr Kravchenko. Russian Federation has moved to seize the worldwide waterway following its annexation of the adjoining Crimea Peninsula in 2014.
Chinese authorities say world’s first gene-edited babies were illegal
The university added the decision came after a preliminary investigation by the Guangdong Province Investigation Task Force. Jiankui He and terminate any of his teaching and research activities at SUSTech", according to the school's statement .
Mali: Ten UN peacekeepers killed in 'jihadist' attack
Ten UN peacekeepers from Chad have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants in northern Mali, the UN says. Eight peacekeepers have so far been confirmed dead and several others were wounded, he added in a statement .
Oh, and I forgot to mention that the Reds pitching coach, Derek Johnson, was Gray's pitching coach back at Vanderbilt. Remember: they've already added Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the outfield, as well as Alex Wood and Tanner Roark to the rotation, which, in addition to guys like Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez, Scooter Gennett, Tucker Barnhart, and Raisel Iglesias gives them a half-way decent team in an increasingly tough NL Central. Gray and the Yankees settled on a $7.5 million, one-year contract on January 11 that avoided salary arbitration. Gray got off to an underwhelming start with NY, going 4-7 in 11 starts in 2017.
That and Long's advanced development made him all the more attractive to Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto.
NY receives the Reds' competitive balance round A selection, now 36th overall.
NY dealt Gray and minor league left-hander Reiver Sanmartin to Cincinnati for second-base prospect Shed Long and a high draft pick, then flipped Long to the Seattle Mariners for center-field prospect Josh Stowers.
Gray is 59-52 with a 3.66 ERA in six seasons with the Athletics and Yankees. A speedy second baseman with some power, he posted a.261/.353/.412 slash line with 22 doubles, 5 triples, 12 homers, 56 RBI and 19 stolen bases with Class AA Pensacola last season.