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Gray deal to Reds finalized.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yanks trade of Sonny Gray to the Reds is now finalized after Gray agreed to an extension with Cincinnati.

Gray and relief pitcher Reiver Sanmartin go to the Reds. The Yanks get the Reds #7 prospect, 2B/C Shed Long, and a competitive balance pick in the 2019 draft, someone between rounds 1 and 2.

Long won’t be Long with the Yankees, however. The NY Post states that the Yanks are flipping Long to the Mariners for minor league CF Josh Stowers, who was the Mariners’ 2nd round pick in 2018.

While Long would have had to be added to the 40-man roster, such is not the case with Stowers. (per MLB.com).

The trade(s) haven’t been confirmed as of yet, per MLB.com, but various sources now say it’s a done deal.

The Reds get Gray for $7.5MM this year (what he agreed to with the Yankees) and got a 3-yr. extension 2020-2022 for him for $30.5MM. There is a club option for 2023 for $12 MM.

Nice to get raises for a job not well done, right?

The trade reunites Gray with his pitching coach at Vanderbilt, Derek Johnson.

Ok, the particulars:

Gray, 29, RHP, was 11-9, 4.90 (ERA+ 89) for the Yanks in 2018. The problem was (30 games, 23 starts) he was 3.17 on the road, 6.98 at home. So there is hope for the Reds of a rebound. Maybe it was an “I cannot handle NY” kind of thing.

Gray was 4-7, 3.72 in 2017 after the Yanks acquired him in midseason. So his total time with the Yanks came out to 15-16, 4.51 (ERA+ 98, 100 being average).

He is 59-52, 3.66 (ERA+ 110) in his MLB career, which gives a 162 g. average of 13-12, 3.66. Going to a small market and to the NL could really help him. Gray was an All-Star and finished 3rd in the CYA voting in 2015.

Sanmartin 22, is a LHP who pitched in 4 levels in 2018, from Staten Island summer league right up to AA Trenton. His combined record was 5-7, 2.81 in 10 starts and 3 relief appearances. With Texas in 2017, in A ball, he was 7-2, 2.45 in 11 starts and 3 relief appearances.

Long is a lefty hitter, a 2B who has also caught some in the minors. He is 23 and in AA last year, hit .261-12-56 with 19 SB. In 2017, between High A and AA, he hit .281-16-50. Has a little pop for a 5’8″ 184 lb. guy.

Stowers turns 22 in February. A righty bat (I know, another RIGHTY bat, Yankees?) he played 58 games in low A in 2018, hitting .260-5-28 with 20 SB.

 

 

Minor League Report. SWB playoff hopes take hit with 3-0 loss.

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AAA: SWB (71-65) lost 3-0 as their playoff hopes took a hit with the loss. They have a .522 winning pct. and are in 2nd place in the International League North. Over in the West, Toledo leads with a .526 winning pct., and both Columbus and Indianapolis are both at .522. So basically, with two games left in the season, there is a 3-way tie for the wild card spot.

DH Mark Payton 2 hits.

Cortes (L, 6-6, 3.71) 5 Ip, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 6 K. gave up 1 HR.  to Rafael Devers, rehabbing for Boston.
Coshow 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K.  4.95
Adams 2 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  4.82
Lail 1 iP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  5.48

AA: Trenton (77-61) won 3-0 over Reading.  1B Gosuke Katoh 2 RBI.  DH Jorge Saez solo HR.  2 hits, LF Trey Amburgey.

Stephan 5 1/3 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 8 K.  4.54
Kamplain (W, 1-1, 7.20) 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Low A: Tampa (70-66) won 2-0. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits. 3B Daniel Barrios solo HR.

Sanmartin (W, 2-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Ort (H, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K.   6.04
Zurak (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.32

Low A: Charleston (62-72) lost 8-0.

Martinez (L, 0-4, 6.48) 5 1/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR.
DeCarr 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.  3.50
Higgins 2 iP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 k.  2.65

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (67-63) lost 5-3 to LV. SS Gio Urshela 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, CF Devyn Bolasky.

R. Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 8 K. 3.20
Tarpley (L, 1-2, 2.73) 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Adams 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. gave up 1 HR. 4.97
Lail 1 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  gave up 1 HR.  5.90

AA: Trenton (72-60) won 8-3. LF Trey Amburgey 3 hits. RF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, HR, 4 RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits, RBI. 3B Danienger Perez solo HR.

Nelson 4 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 5 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.38
Hodson (W, 1-1, 6.97) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 k.
Diehl 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.   1.50
Wivinis 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.   6.08

High A: Tampa (66-66) scored 5 in the top of the tenth and hung on to win 7-5. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 doubles, RBI. 1B Ben Ruta 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Whitlock 3 Ip, 1 R, 2 h, 5 w, 3 K.  2.44
Sanmartin (W, 1-0, 0.00) 6 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Bristo 1 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.12

Low A: Charleston (59-69) lost 5-0, getting just two hits.

Martinez (L, 0-3, 5.49) 6 iP, 4 R, 6 H, 3 W, 1 K.
DeCarr 3 ip, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K   3.15

SWB may make the playoffs (they are one game back for a WC spot). Trenton will make it as a wild card. Tampa and Charleston are both not going to make the playoffs.

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB  (65-59) lost 7-6. SS Abiatal Avelino solo HR. 3B Rey Navarro 4 hits, HR, 2 RBI. CF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits. As of now, SWB is 1 game behind for a wild card spot.

Swanson 6 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave 1 HR. 4.50
Lail (L, 4-6, 5.50) 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Feyereisen 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.93
R. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K   3.32

AA: Trenton (68-57) lost 12-1. CF Jeff Hendrix got 2 of Trenton’s 4 hits. Trenton is 2 1/2 back in the division, but in the top wild card spot.

Bollinger (L, 7-5, 4.03) 5 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Reeves 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H,  0 W, 0 K.   2.33
Frawley 1 IP, 7 R, 6 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  6.60
Hodson 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  9.00

High A: Tampa (61-65) won 3-1. DH Estevan Florial 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo HR, 2 RBI. RF Isiah Gilliam 2 hits. 2B Hoy Jun Park 2 hits.

Nelson (W, 7-5, 3.36) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 7 K.
Harris (S, 2) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K.  2.15

Low A: Charleston (57-65) lost 7-0. DH Dermis Garcia and 1B Chris Hess 2 hits each.

Sanmartin (L, 2-6, 4.19) 4 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 W, 2 K.
Higgins 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.88
Alvarez 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  1.26

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (61-56) won 6-3. LF Tyler Wade solo HR. DH Mike Ford 2 doubles. CF Mark Payton 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 3B Gio Urshela 2 doubles, RBI. RF Zack Zehner HR, 2 RBI.

King (W, 1-0, 1.98) 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. (A+/AA/AAA 8-5, 1.99)
J. Harvey 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR.  1.57

AA: Trenton (65-53) lost 6-3. 2B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits. LF Trey Amburgey 2 hits. C Jorge Saez 3 hits. Double, 2 HR, 3 RBI. RF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Rosa (L, 0-2, 4.63) 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR (A+/AA 12-5, 3.93)
Sosebee 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.42
Wivinis 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 0 K.  3.86

High A (A+): They got the top of the first in, Tampa didn’t score, then the game was suspended due to rain.

Low A: Charleston (54-62) lost 3-1. RF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Sanmartin (L, 2-5, 3.92) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 W, 6 K.
A. Severino 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.66
C. Espinal 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.38

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (58-53) lost 6-5, giving up 4 in the top of the ninth. 2 hits DH Mike Ford. 2B Ronald Torreyes 3 hits, RBI. CF Mark Payton 2 hits, RBI. LF Zack Zehner 2 RBI.

The Yanks recently acquired George Kontos from Cleveland for $.

King 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.  1.29 (First AAA game, just promoted)
Kontos (H, 4) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.  1.59
Kahnle (H, 4; L, 2-2, 4.09) 1/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Harvey (BS, 3) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K.  1.51

AA: Trenton (63-49) scored two in the top of the 11th to win 4-2. 3B Mandy Alvarez 3 hits, 2 HR, 3 RBI.

Vargas 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 3 K.  2.25
Reeves 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.23
Wivinis 3 iP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K.  3.60
Sosebee (W, 3-2, 2.92) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (55-57) lost 5-3. CF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits.

Nick Green (L, 6-5, 3.15) 6 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 2 W, 5 K.
Kamplain 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 5 K. 4.42

Low A: Charleston (52-58) won 4-2. 3B Welfrin Mateo 2 hits. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits.

Sanmartin (W, 2-4, 4.09) 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 0 W, 4 K.
DeCarr (H, 2) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.70
C. Espinal (S, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.70

Minor League Report.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

AAA: SWB won the completion of a suspended game from 6/24, 4-3. Tyler Austin, traded to the Twins today, had hit a 3-run HR in that game. To show you how much things could change, Brandon Drury (since traded to Toronto) started that game as the DH, and Billy McKinney (traded to Toronto with Drury) started that game in CF. Ronald Torreyes started that game at 3B, took leave because of a family situation and returned today, and played 3 different positions as a result. Kyle Higashioka had started that game at C.  Tyler Wade had started at SS. I won’t get into more details. of course, Higashioka and Wade are with the big club at present.

Crazy.

Regular Game: SWB (56-49) lost 1-0. They got just 3 hits, one by DH Ronald Torreyes.

Adams (L, 3-5, 4.50) 7 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 4 W, 8 K.

AA: Trenton off.

High A: Tampa off

Low A: Charleston (50-54) lost 7-3. 2 hits, solo HR Dermis Garcia (who the Yanks are trying to turn into an Ohtani 2-way player). RF Frederick Cuevas 3 hits, 2 doubles, RBI. DH Welfrin Mateo 2 hits, RBI.

Sanmartin (L, 1-4, 4.67) 6 1/3 IP, 6 R, 11 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.06