The Cincinnati Reds are one of six teams involved in trade talks with the New York Yankees for starting pitcher Sonny Gray, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
The Reds have acquired two starters — right-hander Tanner Roark from the Nationals and left-hander Alex Wood from the Dodgers — in offseason trades thus far. The Reds were reportedly interested in a trade for Gray back in November.
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Gray, 29, was 11-9 with a 4.90 ERA last season in 23 starts. In 30 appearances, the right-hander struck out 123 and walked 57 in 130 1/3 innings. He will become a free agent after the 2019 season.
New Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson was Gray’s pitching coach 2009 to 2011 while they were both at Vanderbilt University.