(WTNH)–The New York Yankees have acquired Oakland A’s ace Sonny Gray in exchange for three top prospects, according to multiple reports.
The 27-year-old Gray is 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 16 starts this season. He will be a free agent after this season.
The addition of Gray gives the Yankees a sure-fire number 1 starter heading into the postseason, alongside 23-year-old Luis Severino (7-4, 3.03 ERA), a rejuvenated CC Sabathia (9-3, 3.66 ERA) and the up-and-down Masahiro Tanaka (8-9, 5.08 ERA).
New York acquired Jaime Garcia (5-7, 4.29) from the Minnesota Twins late last week.
Jorge Mateo was batting .300 with four homers and 26 RBI in 120 at-bats for Double-A Trenton. He was the subject of a SportzEdge piece last month.