The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly signed former New York Yankees left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez to a one-year deal worth $2 million.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Wednesday morning that the Brewers “have emerged as the front-runner” for Gonzalez’s services.
Shortly afterward, he reported the deal as done.
The 33-year-old veteran had a minor-league contract with the Yankees with an opt-out clause that he used, forcing the Yankees to either roster him in the big leagues or let him walk. They opted to let him walk, and his services have been sought after by multiple teams.
Milwaukee can certainly use the help. Sitting at 13-12 and in fourth place within the National League Central, the Brew Crew needs reliable starting pitchers.
Over the course of his decade-plus in the majors, Gonzalez has been just that. He has a career record of 127-97 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.32 WHIP, along with 1,748 strikeouts and 759 walks.