While the Yankees are making trades that may be surprising fans this offseason, there's still an expected deal remaining.
The Yankees are getting closer to trading Sonny Gray, according to a report from Fancred's Jon Heyman. In addition to Gray, teams are also asking about Tommy Kahnle and Jonathan Holder.
Per Heyman, things were "ramping up" in talks centering around Gray since CC Sabathia was given clearance to pitch. Heyman also recently reported at least six teams are interested in the right-hander, which includes the Reds, Padres, Brewers, A's, Mariners and Braves.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said after the end of last season that they intended to trade Gray but refrained from moving him after Sabathia underwent a heart procedure in December.
The Yankees recently avoided arbitration with Gray, agreeing to $7.5 million deal for 2019.
Kahnle was drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round of the 2010 Draft. He pitched for the Rockies and White Sox from 2014-17 and was traded back to the Bronx as part of a three-player deal with David Robertson and Todd Frazier in 2017. After striking out 36 batters on a 2.70 ERA across 26.2 innings in his debut season with New York, he struggled with velocity and location issues in 2018. Kahnle posted a 6.56 ERA with over 23.1 innings last season.
Holder provided the Yankees with a ton of ammunition last year. He logged a 3.14 ERA with 60 strikeouts over 66 innings, including one start. The 25-year-old right-hander was a big factor in making New York's bullpen one of the toughest in the league last season.