Yankees put a short-term patch on their rotation depth with Gio Gonzalez

Yankees put a short-term patch on their rotation depth with Gio Gonzalez

Yankees reportedly agree to minor-league deal with free agent left-hander Gio Gonzalez

Gonzalez was sent from the Nationals to the Brewers in August.

As Ken Rosenthal reports, this is expected to be a minor league agreement, with $3 million guaranteed to be coming his way if he makes the big league roster in the Bronx.

The deal allows Gonzalez to opt out April 20 if he hasn't been added to the Major League roster.

NY is taking a low-risk gamble with this move.

"It's him compared to anybody else we now have at Triple-A through April 20, and the guy he has always been is lot better than those guys", Cashman said. Can never have enough pitching.

Yankees put a short-term patch on their rotation depth with Gio Gonzalez

"I'm sure I'll dive in on him a little bit", Aaron Boone said.

Gonzalez is a durable pitcher, though his effectiveness is in decline. Has had years obviously where he's been a front-line guy.

NY ace Luis Severino is sidelined by right shoulder inflammation and will not be available until May at the earliest. Left-hander CC Sabathia also could be sidelined deep into the season's first month as he recovers from knee and heart ailments. He registered a 10-11 record and a 4.21 ERA in 32 total starts last season.

He went 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in his five regular-season starts for the Brewers but made only two postseason appearances in the NL Championship Series, throwing two innings in Game 1, by design, and just one inning in Game 4 after he suffered a high ankle sprain. He has played for the Oakland Athletics, Nationals, and Brewers in his career. He is 127-97 with a 3.69 ERA in 11 major league seasons and just finished the second option season of a contract that wound up being worth $65.5 million over seven years.

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