Sonny days ahead for Reds, Yankees trade Gray

January 22, 2019

Beth Wellington

The Yankees announced several moves yesterday. The first move was to send Sonny Gray and Reiver Sanmartin to Cincinnati for 2B Shed Long and a 2019 Competitive Balance Round A pick.


Gray also signed an extension with the Reds for three years, $30.5 million that covers 2020-22 with a club option for 2023 at $12 million.

The Yankees then announced they traded Long to Seattle for OF Josh Stowers. In 58 games, Stowers batted .260/.380/.410 with 15 doubles, five homers, 28 RBIs and 20 stolen bases, while being named a Northwest League Midseason All-Star. Unlike Long, he does not have to be carried on the Yankees' 40-man roster.

It was also announced the Yankees signed right haded pitcher Danny Farquhar to a minor league deal. Farquhar collapsed in the White Sox dugout April 20 and it was discovered he had sustained a brain hemorrhage.

Farquhar’s best season was in 2014, when he recorded a 2.66 ERA in 66 games for the Mariners. For his career, he has a 3.93 ERA in 253 games.   

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