The New York Yankees made a (second) splash before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline.
With about an hour to spare Monday, the Yankees acquired right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray from the Oakland Athletics, a trade that was first reported by YES Network’s Jack Curry.
The even better news for the Yankees is they were able to pull off the trade without dealing either of their two top prospects: Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier. New York sent Jorge Mateo, James Kaprielian and Dustin Fowler to Oakland. All three are among the Yankees’ top 12 prospects, according to MLB.com, but to make the trade without parting with Torres or Frazier is impressive.
The move comes nearly two weeks after the Yankees swung another blockbuster, acquiring Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox.
Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that the Yankees are playing some of their best baseball of the season. New York has won eight of its last 10 games and passed the Boston Red Sox in the American League East standings.
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