Sonny Gray's career in pinstripes appears to be moving closer to its conclusion.
Although it's not clear exactly how many firm offers they've received for Gray, Martino reports approximately 11 teams have reached out.
One of those interested teams appears to be Gray's former franchise, the Oakland Athletics, with which he starred for the first four-plus seasons of his career before getting dealt to New York in 2017. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the A's and Yankees have had contact about a potential Gray deal, though nothing is close between the two sides.
Earlier Friday, Morosi reported the Cincinnati Reds have spoken with the Yankees about a Gray trade. The Reds recently hired Derek Johnson - Gray's pitching coach at Vanderbilt University - as their own pitching coach. A reunion with Johnson could be what the 29-year-old needs to re-establish himself as an All-Star following a dismal stint in the Bronx.
Gray, who finished third in AL Cy Young voting while with Oakland in 2015, never appeared comfortable in New York after the Yankees acquired him during the 2017 season. This year, he struggled mightily, posting a 4.90 ERA and a career-worst 1.50 WHIP across 130 1/3 innings. He worked primarily out of the bullpen for the final two months of the season and was left off the postseason roster.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman already acknowledged the organization is trying to find a trade for Gray, who's entering his final year of arbitration eligibility.
"We are going to move him if we get the right deal because I don't think it is going to work out in the Bronx," Cashman told Joel Sherman of the New York Post at last week's GM meetings. "I don't feel like we can go through the same exercise and expect different results."