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Gonzalez to sign minor league deal with Yankees

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The free agent market was not kind to Gio Gonzalez, so the southpaw seems to be settling for what he can get.

Gonzalez is signing a minor league deal with the New York Yankees, as first reported by FanCred’s Jon Heyman.

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal shares details on the deal, saying it’s a minor league contract and that Gonzalez will earn a $3 million base salary if he makes the majors. The deal includes an opt out on April 20 and incentives.

The 33-year-old was waiting to receive an offer to his liking and nothing must have materialized, which is probably why he went so close to the season before signing. The southpaw went 10-11 with a 4.21 ERA and 1.44 WHIP last season, spent with the Nationals and Brewers. In 2017, he went 15-9 with a 2.96 ERA, so he’s not too far removed from a good season.

The Yankees will hope he shows that kind of stuff during his time with them.

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