Sonny Gray walked off the mound after a scoreless bottom of the sixth Tuesday in Toronto. Was it the last inning he’ll pitch in green and gold? That’s the dominant storyline around the A’s right now, especially in light of Tuesday afternoon’s revelation that the Yankees are making a run at acquiring both Gray and first baseman Yonder Alonso from Oakland in a package deal. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported multiple sources as saying the teams were “making progress” on a deal that would send both players to the Big Apple. The A’s have been scouting the Yankees’ farm system recently, along with the systems of other contending teams who are considering Gray. The speculation surrounding Alonso, a free
Dan Shulman joined the Jeff Blair Show this morning to discuss if this will be Toronto Blue Jay’s pitcher Marco Estradas last start with the team and if Francisco Liriano has done enough in his last start to garner interest from other teams.
We are now only five days away from the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline. Remember, one game won't change a player's trade value. Anyway, here are this week's Power Rankings and here is our daily recap of the day in baseball. Wednesday's scores Tampa Bay Rays 5, Baltimore Orioles 1 (box score) New York Yankees 9, Cincinnati Reds 5 (box score) Arizona Diamondbacks 10, Atlanta Braves 3 (box score) Boston Red Sox 4, Seattle Mariners 0 (box score) San Francisco Giants 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (box score) Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies (GameTracker) Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals (GameTracker) Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays (GameTracker) Kansas City Royals at Detroit