What’s holding up a Sonny Gray trade from the Yankees

New York Post

The Yankees’ efforts to trade Sonny Gray are ongoing, but unless their asking price in return goes down, it’s going to be a while before the veteran right-hander is dealt.

Shortly after the Yankees were eliminated from the ALDS by the Red Sox, general manager Brian Cashman went public with a desire to trade Gray, who lost his spot in the rotation and finished his first full season as a Yankee with an 11-9 record and 4.90 ERA in 30 games (23 starts).

According to an official of a team interested in the 29-year-old right-hander with a career 59-52 record and a 3.66 ERA, the Yankees have asked about high-end major league talent in trade talks.

Since Cashman said he was dealing Gray, the Yankees acquired lefty James Paxton from the Mariners and have agreed to a two-year deal with an option to bring back free-agent lefty J.A. Happ that could be announced Thursday.

The additions of Paxton and Happ give the Yankees five starters and they don’t view Gray as a reliever or rotation insurance.

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