Sonny Gray is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, and Cincinnati Reds.
Gray had been scheduled to pitch for Team USA at the 2017 World Baseball Classic, but he was unable to do so since he did not meet the insurance criteria.
In exchange for Gray, Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo, and James Kaprielian, the Oakland Athletics dealt them to the New York Yankees on July 31, 2017.
A 2–0 series deficit against the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS meant that the Yankees would proceed to the ALCS. The eventual World Series winner Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees in seven games in the American League Championship Series.
The Orioles scored seven runs in the first two innings against Gray, and he eventually lost his rotation job to newly acquired teammate Lance Lynn. On August 1, Gray was relieved of his starting duties by newly acquired colleague Lance Lynn.
In spite of his 3.62 road ERA, his Yankee Stadium ERA was 7.71, and he had a cumulative record of 12–15 and a 4.85 ERA prior to his relegation to the bullpen.
Sonny Gray Parents: Meet Jesse Gray and Cindy Gray
Professional baseball pitcher Sonny Gray was born to his parents Jesse Gray (father) and Cindy Gray (mother). Smyrna High School’s baseball teammate Gray’s father was killed in a car accident during Gray’s freshman year.