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.
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.
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