Gray (11-9) allowed one run on two hits and a walk across two innings to earn the win Monday against the Rays. He struck out two. Gray was actually the third Yanks pitcher of the night in a bullpen game, working the third and fourth innings and earning the win after his side took the lead in the top of the fifth. Despite the victory, he has been a bit shaky over his last three outings, allowing four earned runs while allowing 15 baserunners across nine total innings. Gray should close out the season in a long relief role and seems unlikely to provide much fantasy value the rest of the way.
Gray (10-9) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday, recording two strikeouts and three walks in three innings. The runs against Gray came in the third inning on a passed ball and a two-run single by Jake Cave as Gray needed 63 pitches (36 strikes) to get through three innings. This was Gray's second start since Aug. 2 (the last start coming Aug. 25), and he's made five appearances out of the bullpen in that span. This appears to be a spot start for the right-hander and it seems likely he'll be returning to the bullpen going forward.
Gray is listed as the Yankees' probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Twins, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports. Gray was relegated to the bullpen after struggling significantly as a starter earlier this season, but he's been excellent in relief as of late. Over his last 19.2 innings out of the bullpen, the right-hander produced a 1.83 ERA and a 17:7 K:BB. Since Gray has covered four innings or fewer in six of his last seven outings, he'll likely face some sort of pitch limit as he transitions back to a starting role in what will likely be a short-term move. The Yankees haven't announced plans to bump another starter to the bullpen, so it appears Gray will be just making a temporary spot start to give each member of the rotation an additional day of rest.
Gray has returned from the paternity list ahead of Friday's game against Seattle, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Gray left the team Monday for the birth of his son, and after missing three games, he'll return to the bullpen. He owns a 4.96 ERA and 1.49 WHIP with 116 punchouts over 123.1 innings this season.
Gray is absent from the Yankees on paternity leave, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Gray will likely miss the Yankees' series in Oakland, returning Friday in Seattle. He'll be back in a bullpen role once he rejoins the team.
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