After another poor start on Wednesday against the Orioles, Yankees hurler Sonny Gray‘s rotation spot was said to be in jeopardy. It certainly was. Gray has officially been moved to the bullpen, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Gray, 28, has made 21 starts this season with an 8-8 record, a 5.56 ERA, and a 99/46 K/BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings. The right-hander has one more year of arbitration eligibility remaining, so the Yankees do have some incentive to help him through his issues. That being said, Gray could also be non-tendered in the offseason.
Lance Lynn, recently acquired from the Twins, will take Gray’s spot in the rotation, according to WFAN’s Chris Carlin. The 31-year-old right-hander has a 4.89 ERA with a 105/62 K/BB ratio in 106 2/3 innings this season.
On Sunday evening, the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals unveiled their championship rings online. The Nats took down the Astros in seven hard-fought games last October to win their first Fall Classic in franchise history, with starter Stephen Strasburg winning MVP honors.
As the video highlights about the ring, the Nationals honored “Baby Shark,” a children’s song that became part of the team’s identity last year thanks to reserve outfielder Gerardo Parra. The ring also has all kinds of mementos referencing the Nationals’ triumphs throughout the years, including a reference to 2006, when the Lerner family bought the franchise.
It is a shame that, due to the global pandemic, the Nationals haven’t been able to properly get their rings like past championship winners. But they will, in due time. For now, the players can look forward to receiving their rings in the mail.