Mariners In Mix For Athletics' Sonny Gray As Deadline Nears

Mariners In Mix For Athletics' Sonny Gray As Deadline Nears

This potential deal accomplishes three things for the Bronx Bombers. Gray is receiving interest from other teams, but the Yankees might have the most to offer the A's though it remains to be seen which prospects might be involved if a deal were to take place between the two.

Gray checks all the boxes the Yankees are looking for in a pitcher.

Being sellers at last year's trade deadline allowed the Yankees to stockpile prospects, giving them one of the best farm systems in all of baseball.

The New York Yankees addressed their need at third base with the acquisition of Todd Frazier, but general manager Brian Cashman is still making a flurry of calls as the trade deadline nears.

Rough Toronto start aside, Gray's July statistics should help the Athletics receive a hefty return in upcoming trade negotiations.

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At 49-51, Seattle sits 2.5 games out of the second AL wild card spot, putting them in a hard position. NY is second in the AL in runs scored, and they seemingly solidified their bullpen by acquiring relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle.

A report from Mark Feinsand of on Tuesday indicated that the Yankees might be close to adding Oakland Athletics right hander Sonny Gray as well as first baseman Yonder Alonso.

Estevan Florial, 19, has enjoyed a breakout season with the Single-A Charleston RiverDogs, earning recognition from Baseball America as being the No. 71 prospect in baseball.

Entering his start against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre, Gray had a 6-4 record and 3.66 ERA and sizzling. Infielder Gleyber Torres might be the best player now in the minor leagues, and outfielder Clint Frazier has looked like he could be a cornerstone of New York's outfield for years to come.

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