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Reds acquire, extend Gray on three-year deal

Reds acquire, extend Gray on three-year deal

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had said throughout the offseason he meant to trade Gray, but Cashman waited until CC Sabathia was cleared to resume working out following a procedure last month to insert a stent to clear a blockage in an artery to his heart. The Yankees will get outfield prospect Josh Stowers from the Mariners, while Seattle will get second base prospect Shed Long from the Reds.

As I mentioned earlier there's a chance this deal doesn't get done if the Reds and Gray can't agree on an extension. If the Reds are going to send a draft pick and their seventh best prospect who could be Major League Baseball ready as early as next season, they want a longer commitment from Gray, so they are trying to negotiate an extension.

The Yankees have been trying to trade Gray all offseason and the Reds have been rumored as the favorites to land him throughout the entire process.

Obviously, he needs a change of scenery away from NY for that to happen. There is also a $12M club-option for 2023.

After finishing last in the NL Central at 67-95, the Reds acquired Roark from Washington and Wood from the Los Angeles Dodgers, joining a rotation that includes Anthony DeSclafani and Luis Castillo.

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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had said throughout the offseason he meant to trade Gray, but Cashman waited until CC Sabathia was cleared to resume working out following a procedure last month to insert a stent to clear a blockage in an artery to his heart.

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said his team was moving on from Gray after the 2018 season. The Reds are a logical bounceback spot for Gray, as the team has hired his former pitching coach at Vanderbilt, Derek Johnson, to fill the same role in Cincinnati.

The Yankees acquired Gray on July 31, 2017 from the Oakland Athletics just one hour before the non-waiver trade deadline. He finished the season 11-9 with a 4.90 ERA. He was an All-Star in 2015, his second straight 14-win season. Long, who was drafted and developed by Cincinnati, started Monday as a member of the Reds' organization. The center fielder hit.260 with a.380 OBP with the single-A Everett AquaSox in 58 games with five homers, 28 RBI, and 20 steals. Stowers, 21, played his first season in the minors least year.

Long, 23, hit.261 with 12 homers, 56 RBIs and 19 steals previous year with Double-A Pensacola of the Southern League.