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This is your Data Sheet newsletter for Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
NEW YORK - For those familiar with Sonny Gray's career in Oakland, it's tough to envision the right-hander being left off a postseason roster.
But that's the case now that the former A's ace has struggled throughout his time with the Yankees - he's now working in the bullpen, but he won't be part of Wednesday's wild-card game even in a relief role. He might not be a consideration for later rounds, either.
In a wild-card situation, it's common to leave starting pitchers off the postseason...