Once the clearance came in that C.C. Sabathia could resume baseball activities last week, talks to move Sonny Gray picked up with a number of teams. Jon Heyman reported that six teams were discussing Gray with the Yankees.
Today, Heyman reported that the Yankees are continuing to look for starting pitching for 2019 while they also shop Gray.
Gray has been oft-shopped this offseason, only delayed while the Yankees waited out the news on Sabathia. After sending three prospects to the Oakland Athleticsin July of 2017 to acquire Gray, his time in New York has not gone well, producing a 4.51 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 195 2/3 innings in the second half of 2017 and 2018.
However, away from Yankee Stadium, Gray has been much better, as seen in his road numbers in 2018, when he posted a 3.17 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the road in 71 innings against a 6.98 ERA and 1.90 WHIP at home over 59 1/3 innings.
Gray’s change of scenery could be needed, but it would leave the team with depth issues in their rotation.