Sonny Gray New York Yankees
Sonny Gray #55 of the New York Yankees reacts after the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on August 1, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Elsa/Getty Images

Shortly after the New York Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs, general manager Brian Cashman made it clear that the team would try to trade Sonny Gray this offseason. Despite the right-hander’s struggles in the Bronx, it appears that the team isn’t having any trouble finding suitors.

According to recent reports, at least four teams have inquired with the Yankees about Gray. The Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners have all been named as possible landing spots at the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings.

San Diego and Cincinnati might have the most interest in Gray. Both teams have been looking to upgrade their respective rotations this offseason. The Padres have reportedly spoken with the New York Mets about a possible deal for Noah Syndergaard. The Reds have been linked to Dallas Keuchel in free agency, and they’ve reportedly had trade discussions about Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher Marcus Stroman and Cleveland Indians’ ace Corey Kluber.

It’s no secret that that Indians are hoping to move one of their top starters in order to shed payroll. New York has reportedly reached out to Cleveland about a possible deal. Both Kluber and Trevor Bauer are available, and the Yankees have made it their top priority to improve their starting pitching.

After trading for James Paxton and re-signing J.A. Happ, the Yankees aren’t likely to trade for another big-time starter. The New York Daily News’ Kristie Ackert reported that New York has decided Cleveland’s asking price is too high.

The Yankees seem unlikely to trade top prospect Estevan Florial. There were rumors that New York might trade Miguel Andujar in a deal for Syndergaard, though it's a long shot that the Yankees and Mets would be involved in the same blockbuster trade. Perhaps the organization will try to move Andujar for a pitcher if they sign Manny Machado.

New York’s 4.05 ERA from the rotation ranked fifth among AL teams in 2018. Gray was pulled from the rotation in late August and finished the season with a 4.90 ERA.