Report: Cincinnati Reds open to trading starting pitcher Sonny Gray

The Cincinnati Reds are open to trading starting pitcher Sonny Gray, according to a report Monday night from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, MLB on FOX, FOX Sports and MLB Network.

Gray, who turned 31 earlier this month, is under team control in 2021 and 2022 – for $10 million per season – with a club option of $12 million for 2023.

Gray was 5-3 with a 3.70 ERA and 1.214 WHIP in 11 starts in 2020 – his second season with the Reds. He allowed just four home runs – all solo shots – in 56 innings. He did not get to pitch for the Reds in their two Wild Card Series losses to the Atlanta Braves.

Gray was an All-Star in 2019 for the Reds with an 11-8 record, a 2.87 ERA and a 1.084 WHIP in 31 starts.

In Jan. 2019, the New York Yankees traded Gray and minor-league pitcher Reiver Sanmartin to the Reds for Shed Long and a 2019 competitive balance round A pick, then flipped Long to the Seattle Mariners for outfield prospect Josh Stowers.

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