Bulldogs News · Former Bulldog ace acquired by Cincinnati Reds

, USA TODAY Published 4:36 p.m. CT Jan. 21, 2019

The Cincinnati Reds continue to overhaul their starting rotation this offseason with the addition of veteran right-hander and former Vanderbilt pitcher Sonny Gray from the New York Yankees.

Sonny Gray has a career 3.66 ERA in six seasons, though he hasn’t thrown more than 131 innings in two of the last three years.

The deal announced Monday sends Gray and left-hander Reiver Sanmartin to the Reds in exchange for second base prospect Shed Long and a competitive balance pick in the 2019 MLB draft.

As part of the deal, the Reds signed Gray, 29, to a three-year, $30.5 million contract extension through 2022.

Gray was a standout athlete at Smyrna High School, where he won state titles as the quarterback of the football team in 2006 and ’07, then was a star pitcher for the Bulldogs from 2005-08.

He pitched for Vanderbilt from 2008-11.

After starting his MLB career with the Oakland A’s in 2013… continue reading HERE                                                               (Photo: Butch Dill, USA TODAY Sports)