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.
Red Sox southpaw David Price was lifted in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Astros. While there was some initial concern that he might have trigged the elbow tendinitis that has been affecting him lately, manager Alex Cora was quick to clarify the situation as the result of “flu-like symptoms.”
Price pitched just 2/3 of an inning, inducing a first-pitch fly out from Aledmys Díaz, striking out Alex Bregman, and allowing a single to Michael Brantley before making his departure from the mound. He was replaced by rookie right-hander Colten Brewer.
Barring further complications, Price will likely stay on track to make his next scheduled start during the Red Sox’ upcoming road trip. Entering Saturday’s match-up, the 33-year-old lefty carried a 2-2 record in seven starts with a 3.29 ERA, 2.2 BB/9, and 10.1 SO/9 across 41 innings in 2019.
Following Price’s removal, the Red Sox are still tied 0-0 with the Astros in the fifth.