As first reported by Jon Heyman, and backed up quickly by Ken Rosenthal, it appears as though the Yankees are closing in on a minor league deal (!) with LHP Gio Gonzalez that would net him a base of $3M.
According to Rosenthal, Gonzalez has a player opt-out on April 20th, as is common with veterans and signing minor league deals (more on this later), and additional salary incentives based on games started with the team would increase the $3M salary.
As the Yankees are already without their ace Luis Severino (Rotator Cuff; Out until May) and 5th-Man CC Sabathia (Knee; Out until Mid-April), it makes sense that they have been keeping their eyes on the still available starting pitching free agents like Gonzalez, in hopes of swinging a cheap, “can’t really lose” type deal.
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