Acquired from the Oakland Athletics near the end of the 2017 non-waiver Trade Deadline, Sonny Gray signed a 1-year, $6.5 million dollar contract in January. In 2014 and 2015, Sonny Gray was the ace of the Athletics rotation, finishing 3rd in Cy Young voting in 2015. 2016 was an off season for Gray, as his ERA ballooned to 5.69. Gray returned to form in 2017, posting a 3.55 ERA between Oakland and New York. Gray comes into the 2018 season as the number 3 starter, after ace Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka.