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Gray: It’s always been a dream of mine to put on the pinstripes

Prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the New York Yankees made a huge splash. In need of starting pitching, the Bronx Bombers acquired Sonny Gray from the Oakland Athletics.

On Tuesday afternoon, Gray tweeted out his thoughts about both his former team and his new ball club.

Oakland… thank you for everything. My family and I have truly enjoyed our time. The fans have always seemed like an extended family to us. You truly will be missed.

New York.. I can not wait to get started. Has always been a dream of mine to put on the pinstripes and soon that dream will come a reality.

Gray was the Athletics’ first round pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. In five big league seasons with the organization, the 27-year-old posted a 44-36 record with a 3.42 ERA. He was named an American League All-Star in 2015, and finished third in the Cy Young voting that season.

Gray also posted a picture, which features both him and his son, Gunnar, wearing Yankees gear.

Just a few weeks prior to the trade deadline, Gray asked his Twitter followers about what musicals to check out in the New York area.

Fortunately for Gray, him and his family will have a lot of time to check out some of New York’s best attractions.

Gray will wear the No. 55 for the Yankees, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network. He is scheduled to make his first  start for the Bronx Bombers on Thursday at Progressive Field in Cleveland against the Indians.

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