Sport Yankees inform Sonny Gray he is heading to the bullpen

00:05  03 august  2018
00:05  03 august  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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A day after yielding seven runs in just 2 2/3 innings in a start against the Orioles, Sonny Gray is headed to the bullpen . In 20 starts for Toronto prior to the trade, he posted a 4.18 ERA. The Yankees also called up right-hander Luis Cessa from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.

Earning .575 million this year, he is eligible for salary arbitration for two more seasons beyond this one, meaning he is not eligible Fantasy spin | Fred Zinkie (@FredZinkieMLB) Having posted a 1.48 ERA during July, Gray joins the Yankees in top form . Backed by a deep bullpen and an offense that

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Sonny Gray's performance in 2018 has him heading to the bullpen.

The Yankees informed the 28-year-old he would be moved out of the starting rotation Thursday.

Gray has an 8-8 record and a 5.56 ERA in 2018 and gave up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings in his last start Wednesday against the Orioles.

The Yankees pitcher, who was acquired at the deadline in 2017 for several prospects, has not lived up to expectations with New York in just about a full season now.

He has posted a 4.84 ERA in 32 starts and 169 innings with the Yankees.

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New York recently acquired two starting pitchers before Tuesday's trade deadline in Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ and Twins starter Lance Lynn.

Lynn came on in relief of Gray Wednesday and tossed 4 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball.

Gray took the demotion in stride telling reporters he had been given "ample opportunities to turn it around." He will be available in relief Saturday.

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