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Reports: Yankees Add Gio Gonzalez On Minor League Deal

March 18, 2019 - 8:45 pm
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With questions about Luis Severino and CC Sabathia entering the season, the Yankees have reportedly added to their rotation depth by agreeing to terms on a minor league contract with free agent left-hander Gio Gonzalez.

The deal will be worth $3 million for this season if Gonzalez, 33, is added to the major league roster, ESPN reported. He can opt out of the contract on April 20 if he has not been called up by then, according to the network. The deal can reach up to $12 million after incentives, where he can early $300K per start, according to Jon Heyman. 

Gonzalez went 10-11 last season with a 4.21 ERA for the Nationals and Brewers. The left-hander is a two-time All-Star who began his career with the A's in 2008. His best season came in 2012 with Washington, when he went 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA.

The Yankees' starting pitcher depth was a minor concern entering the season, but even more so now that Severino (shoulder injury) and Sabathia (coming off knee and heart surgeries) won't be ready for Opening Day.

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