- Gray’s getting traded. Cashman was unusually candid about the Sonny Gray situation. “I think we’ll enter the winter, unfortunately, open-minded to a relocation. To maximize his abilities, it would more likely be best somewhere else,” said the GM. Cashman added they’re willing to keep Gray next year, but only because he has to say that to maintain some semblance of trade leverage. Sure seems like Sonny is as good as gone.
- Sabathia has knee surgery. For the third consecutive offseason, CC Sabathia underwent a cleanup procedure on is right knee earlier this week. It is part of his regular maintenance routine now. It’s a relatively minor procedure and Sabathia will be ready in time for Spring Training. Of course, he’s a free agent now, so who knows where he’ll be reporting to camp.
- The coaching staff remains. Cashman said he anticipates the coaching staff remaining intact. He didn’t mention this, but bench coach Josh Bard and third base coach Phil Nevin could get managerial interviews elsewhere, which could force a coaching change. Otherwise the Yankees plan to stay status quo.
Free agency and the offseason are still a few weeks away, and Cashman said the Yankees will begin their annual pro scouting meetings soon. Sir Didi’s injury really throws a wrench into things.