Starting pitcher Sonny Gray was traded to Cincinnati in a three team trade.
Both the Yankees and the Reds agreed on the trade along with Gray reaching a contract extension with Cincinnati. The extension is for three years and worth $30.5 million that includes a $12 million club option for 2023.
The Reds will send second base prospect Shed Long to Seattle. Seattle will send outfield prospect Josh Stowers to the Yankees.
Cincinnati has already acquired two starters this off season, right hander Tanner Roark from the Nationals and left hander Alex Wood from the Dodgers. The Reds are adding depth starting rotation that has struggled in recent memory. In 2018 the Cincinnati starters had an ERA of 4.82 and a combined record of 40-61.
Cincinnati has finished in last place in the NL Central every season since 2015. Cincinnati has failed to make a postseason run since 2013 when they lost the wildcard game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Moves had to be made.