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MLB insider Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cincinnati Reds are open to trading Sonny Gray this offseason. The Reds are already almost certain to lose Trevor Bauer in free agency, but Gray's recent performance and affordable contract make him an attractive trade chip.
After a couple of down years with the Yankees and Athletics, Gray returned to his former All-Star form with the Reds in 2019 and 2020 and is still under team control for three more seasons at reasonable prices.
Sonny Gray allowed two hits and four walks while striking out four over five 1/3 innings in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Twins. He did not factor into the decision.
Gray had command issues walking a season-high four batters in Sunday's win. He returned from the injured list September 22nd and yielded three runs while striking out 12 over 10 1/3 innings. Gray finished the 2020 season with a (5-3) record along with 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 72 strikeouts over 56 innings. The right-hander is currently scheduled to start Friday against the Braves in Game 3 of the wild-card round.
Sonny Gray allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out eight over five innings in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision.
Gray returned from the injured list Monday ahead of his scheduled start on Tuesday. He blanked the Brewers for four innings before yielding a solo homer to Tyrone Taylor. He threw a total of 80 pitches, landing 49 strikes. Gray owns a 3.73 ERA, 1.22 WHIP along with a 68:22 K:BB over 50 2/3 innings in 2020. His next scheduled start is Sunday against the Twins.
Sonny Gray (back) will start Tuesday's game against the Brewers.
Gray was placed on the 10-day injured list last week due to a back strain. He will take the mound Tuesday and could make a second turn on the final day of the season. Gray owns a 3.94 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 60 strikeouts over 45 2/3 innings.
Reds manager David Bell says Sonny Gray (back) will return against the Brewers next week.
It's not clear yet exactly which game Gray will start, but it's certainly good news. Fantasy managers might have no choice but to use him in his first start back. He struggled in his previous two outing but it seems as if the back strain was a reason for that.