He was traded to the Yankees at the trade deadline in July, 2017.
As #Yankees and #Reds discuss a Sonny Gray trade, one would expect Yankees to ask for Cincinnati’s top shortstop prospect, given injury to Didi Gregorius. His name: Jeter Downs. (Alas, Jeter spent this year in the Midwest League and probably isn’t ready to fill in at @MLB level.)
Gray was drafted by the As in the first round (18th overall) in the 2011 draft from Vanderbilt University. New Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson served in that same role at Vanderbilt from 2002-12. He served as Gray’s pitching coach from 2009 to 2011.