Report: Pitcher Gio Gonzalez to sign with Miami Marlins

Sep 27, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) delivers a pitch during the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Southpaw Gio Gonzalez is set to join the Miami Marlins on minor-league deal, MLB Network reported Wednesday.

Gonzalez turned down multiple offers to join his hometown team, per the report.

“Gio’s a veteran starter, he’s Miami based, a guy that would bring experience to a team,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday morning when asked about possibly adding Gonzalez.

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Mattingly and the Marlins did not confirm the deal.

Gonzalez, 35, would be a candidate to become the team’s fifth starter in a rotation with four 25-and-under arms.

He has a career record of 131-101 in 13 seasons with an ERA of 3.70.

–Field Level Media