With an eye towards upgrading their starting rotation, the New York Yankees are close to signing free agent starter Gio Gonzalez.
Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported the news.
Yankees moving close to a deal with Gio Gonzalez
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 19, 2019
Starting pitching was by New York’s biggest weakness in 2018. In total, Yankees starters posted a 4.05 ERA, only the 14th best in the league.
The 33-year-old Gonzalez pitched for the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers in 2018. Between the two teams, he posted a 4.21 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 148 strikeouts in 171 innings over 32 starts.