To say Sonny Gray is having a rough season would be an understatement.

The New York Yankees starting pitcher has struggled lately, including against the Orioles on Wednesday when he was booed off the mound after giving up seven earned runs against a Baltimore team that is well out of the playoff race. After Yanks manager Aaron Boone pulled him from the game, Gray was seen laughing as he made his way to the dugout. The outing evened his record at 8-8 to go along with a 5.56 ERA.

Now to add to his abysmal season, the 28-year-old has a new role with the Yankees.

Gray told The New York Post’s Joel Sherman he understands why the move was made, given the amount of chances he’s had on the mound. However, he also said he “doesn’t think” his days are over as a starter.

It certainly will be interesting to see how Gray responds to the move. But if he wants to change the narrative, he’ll have to start by proving his worth out of the bullpen.

Thumbnail photo via Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports Images